This is an analysis of the poem Under The Dark And Piny Steep that begins with:

Under the dark and piny steep
We watched the storm crash by:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab XcXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011101 110111 11011111 100101 01000100 011101 11111011 010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 121
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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.

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