This is an analysis of the poem This Dust Was Once The Man that begins with:
THIS dust was once the Man,
Gentle, plain, just and resolute--under whose cautious hand,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XXXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 011101 10111101101101 01010101001010111 11010011
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 197
- Average number of words per stanza: 34
- Amount of lines: 4
- Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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