This is an analysis of the poem Gratiana Dancing that begins with:

SHE beat the happy pavement--
By such a star made firmament, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbbX aacXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010 11011100 11110110 111101010 100101010 10010100 11110101 10010111 100011011 11011101 11111101 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 289
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more 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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