This is an analysis of the poem Mr. Edwards And The Spider that begins with:

I saw the spiders marching through the air,
Swimming from tree to tree that mildewed day...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaXbbbb cddceeeaa eccefffbb bddbggghh fggfiiXjj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010101 10010111001 01010101 11000111 010100 1101010101 0001010001 1101011111 100101011101 1110010011 01011111110 0100101010 11010011 101111 1011000101 1101010101 1101010111 100101100101 0101010101 110110010001 11010001 11010101 001101 1100010001 0111100101 1111010001 101101111011 1101110101 11000100110 1011101010 01110111 010101 1100010101 1111010101 1100010011 110100010101 1111010011 0101010101 00011101 11110001 010101 1110110111 0011110101 0100010001 011100001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 349
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 45
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, and are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines death is repeated).

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