This is an analysis of the poem Andante Con Moto that begins with:

Forth from the dust and din,
The crush, the heat, the many-spotted glare,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXacdbdaecacffaeea ghgihaaihXfXgfeXedjjkkXiXdbXbbjXdjjcdccffc bcbkcbaXadldlbcbfcdhhh dffgdgdd mmfmfbbfbff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,42,22,8,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100111 0101010101 01011011110 010110010 1111111111 10110001101 01001011101 00101011101 01000010001 01110101 11001001 11110100101 0111010101 10110101101 11011101 10110011101 1100011001 0111010101 0101010101 0101111101 11111111 1001110001 1100010111 111010111001 0101110111 11011111 110101 01011101 00111001 11010110110 0101101 10010010001 010010 11011101001 10010111 110100 1101110101 1101011111 11010100011 10011010101 11011101010 010101001010 1101011100 0101110101 1111011100 01001010100 011011 1101011 1001000111 10110100101 1011110101 01001110110 01110011001 0111010111 110010000101 11010111 0101110001 0101110111 0101100101 11110100101 11011101101 01110101111 11000100001 1001010001 01010011 011111110010 1111010001 00100110101 10101010111 01010101110 0101010111 1111010101 1101100111 1111010101 1111010011 1001010101 01000111011 1111011111 0101010111 1101000101 0111110001 01101110101 11011100111 0100101 1111 1101111111 111111 01001010111 1001110111 0101110101 0101110101 101100111001 10110100111 1100011111 10010110101 10010001 01011111001 1111110111 010011001 11010010101 11001010111 1101111 0100010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 857
  • Average number of words per stanza: 153
  • Amount of lines: 103
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, how, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, a, and, of are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase pass connects the lines.

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