This is an analysis of the poem When Bryan Speaks that begins with:

When Bryan speaks, the town's a hive.
From miles around, the autos drive.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaba bbXb ccXX bbXbXccbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 010010101 01010101 01010101 11010101 01010101 01110101 01011101 11010101 01010101 01010101 010111100 11010101 010101010 11010111 110101010 11011101 00010101 01010101 11110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 142
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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