This is an analysis of the poem Corn. that begins with:

To-day the woods are trembling through and through
With shimmering forms, that flash before my view,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabbbcccdddddefeXggeeehhhhhhhhhbbbbhh bbbhh ggXgXiii ggjjXkkkaaeffbbbggiillmmllcc iXinncckkggggcchhhhiiiccaaccooo ccciiooeeggccoocceeeiXioohhhfefbbbooohhbbbbbXiiinnniiihhhooonnncceeemmmccXXnnnhhccbhhhcceec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 38,5,8,28,31,91,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01011100111 01001110111 1101111101 0111011101 11010010101 0100010100 0110010101 1110110001 1011111101 01111010101 1111010101 10110010111 01110101001 11000100 11011010101 1101001100 110010110101 11000 1101011011 1101010011 1101011101 1111010101 0101001001 1111010111 1001010101 1111000101 1111010101 0100010101 10110001001 1001111101 1100011101 011100100001 1101010111 1001010001 001101001 11110101 110100101 100001001 1100010101 11011000101 10010010 0101010111 1101010001 1111110101 1101010111 010100 1110001111 10110100 1011110101 1011110101 11110100101 1101111101 0101011001 1101010101 11010001001 1101111111 1111010101 1101000101 1111000101 1111111101 1101000101 110111110111 1001010100 1101010100 1111110101 1100101 1000011100 1011 1111010101 1101010001 1101 0101001111 1111 1101001101 0111 010101 010101 110111010100 101100 1101 11111100 010101 10010101 010111001 01000101 1101 0011010101 0111011101 0111 0111 010111 1101 00110010111 10001010111 1001100111 110010101 111100010 10101010 11110111 00010101 1111010111 0111 11001010100 11 01110111 1011011101 101101111 0101010101 1101 1101111101 1111010101 1111111001 1001110101 1011100101 1101110101 01110111 01010100 010101 1101 111000010001 10010101 1101010010 0101011100 010101001 11010101 100101011 1101 1101010101 1001010101 11001011101 011100101 010100 11010111 1111011111 1101010111 1001010101 1101010101 1111110101 1101110100 01010101001 1001110100 11110010101 1110110101 1111010101 11001111111 1101110111 1111000101 111101 11000100101 10010101 00010101 10001101101 1101010101 0101011101 01011111110 1011010101 1101010101 1111110101 1101000101 1101010101 1011000111 111101 0101110101 110101 01010111 11010101 1011111101 1111010101 1101111001 0111011101 1101011111 010011100101 1001010101 11 1101010101 1101010101 01001111101 0101 0101010101 0111110101 01001010101 1111110101 110100001001 10010 1111111101 1001100001 1010001010101 1110111111 1001000101 11011111 1111001111 11000100 11110000101 1100110101 1001010001 10110011101 11001111 111 1011 0011010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 190
  • Amount of lines: 200
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words thus, and, from are repeated.

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

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