This is an analysis of the poem The Goring that begins with:
Arena dust rusted by four bulls' blood to a dull redness,
The afternoon at a bad end under the crowd's truculence,...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXXbcX XcbaX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 010110111100110 010110111001100 01001111011111 1 0100100011010011 100110101110100 110101101011101 110001111001111 101101001110001 101110111010101 110010101010110
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 327
- Average number of words per stanza: 56
- Amount of lines: 11
- Average number of symbols per line: 59 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 10
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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