This is an analysis of the poem At The Ford that begins with:

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A death-like dew was falling...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X Xaaa bcbc X deXe ccXX adaX X aafa XdfdXcada
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,1,4,4,4,1,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 0111110 10110101 010110110 110101 1100111 001011010 0111010 010010010 1 010010010 111101 11101100 1111011 1111111 10101011 100110111 11001101 101011001 1101001 11111001 111111010 1 11001111 11001101 101001011 001101001 10101110 1110111 01011001 1101011 11010010 11011101 10101010 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 100
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; of, and, with, face are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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