This is an analysis of the poem Range-Finding that begins with:

The battle rent a cobweb diamond-strung
And cut a flower beside a ground bird's nest...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabba ccdeed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 0101011101 11010010111 0101010101 01010110111 1101010001 0101011101 01010101001 11010011001 1011010111 10011010101 1101010101 0101010101 01001010101 1101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 299
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Range-Finding;
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