This is an analysis of the poem Flute Notes From A Reedy Pond that begins with:

Now coldness comes sifting down, layer after layer,
To our bower at the lily root....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaa babb XXcc XdaeXadae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101101101010 011010101 10101010010 101101101010 100100101001 010011110 010111111 01001001111 0001101000 0100101 101101110 0110111001111 101001001000 110101 0011001010 01011111101 01110011001010 0100101001 110110101010 11001110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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