This is an analysis of the poem To The True Romance that begins with:

Thy face is far from this our war,
Our call and counter-cry,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABcBbdcd eefeXgag cchcgbbb bbabhiei XfjbgcXc klkleehe cjdjkjkj iXchkgXg Xfcblkgk fXeiXmim ABcB XgagXfka
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,4,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010011 111101 11111111 111111 01110101 111101 11111101 111100 11000101 110011 101011100 110011 11111111 110010 11010101 101111 11011101 010101 10010101 011111 11100111 111110 111110011 111101 111111001 010111 11011101 010111 10111101 011101 10010100 010101 11111101 111100 111111001 111101 11110101 010001 11011101 100101 01011101 010101 01010101 110011 01110111 010111 11011111 110001 11111101 010010 11111011 010111 10011111 110100 11101101 1101011 11011101 111101 11011101 110101 11010101 010101 11000100 010101 01011101 110100 01110111 010111 010111010 110101 01010101 110001 11001100 010111 11111101 111101 10111110 010101 11011101 010101 11010011 111101 11111111 111111 11110110 111111 11110101 010101 11110110 110010 11111101 110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 246
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 92
  • 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.

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

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