This is an analysis of the poem To The Man After The Harrow that begins with:

Now leave the check-reins slack,
The seed is flying far today -...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cacX XbXb dede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 110111 01010101 01110101 01000101 01010101 01000101 11110001 01010101 01011101 01110111 11000110 01110101 01010101 01110101 111101101 01110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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