This is an analysis of the poem Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe that begins with:

Part I
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  • Rhyme scheme: abcacadadX efeefegeg hfhfiiii jhjhiaiX khkheheh aaaeaaaaX lilimnXnfifi XfoXpapa bhbhqkqk glglejej ananbnbX mkmkdgdg ihihhoho igigjiji fnfnhihi gngnlglf aalaaaliiiifjfjaoXoepepjmjmjnjn XX fiii mfbf jnfn iapX hnon arnr jene knjn jesX pilX aiei XX nkn
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,9,8,8,8,9,12,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,31,2,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,2,12,8,8,16,8,8,8,2,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,5,3,1,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,1,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,1,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 10001 11010101 00111011 111010101 1101101 011110101 1101101 0010110111 0100101 00100111101 00111101 1110100101 0011100101 1100111 101010101 101110110 110101101 001001010 01110100111 11110010 010101111 001001010 1010100101 0101010 00100111111 01111110 0111100101 01100101 11110100101 10100111 110010111 01001101 10100101001 100101 111011100 00111101 101001101001 10100111 110101111 1101111 1111101110 1100101 0111000101 10101011001 110011101 11110110 011111111 10101100101 1010101101 111110101 111010110 10100101101 10101111 1010010101 00100101 011101101 10101110 010110101 11110110 10101001001 10101101 1010011101 0100101 0101011110 0100101 0100101001 11011110 1100100101 10100111 1110110101 1111001 011111001 10101001 10111011001 1100111 1010011101 10011101 1010111001 0100011 110111001 11001010 110011101 11011110 110101111 0110111 1100101111 10101101 111010101 001101010 110111101 01111110 111110111 10001010 1011110101 10111101 010110111 111101 1010111101 1110101 10010111 01011010 011111101 00101010 0100110101 11001001 110101101 1110101 110010101 1100111 1100101101 0100111 11111111 11110010 0100100101 11011110 110110111 1101111 001101101101 0101101 11010101 01111010 0100100101 111010010 110101111 101001011 0110111001 1100111 11011111 11001010 11011101 1001110 1100111101 001001110 01101111111 101101010 111010111 1110100101 01101001 1101101101 1100110101 1011010101 1010111 1011100101 10101011 010100101 00101011 1010100101 1010101 10011101101 10101101 010100101 01000101 10101110 101001101 01110111 10100101 1010111101 1111101 1011101101 11111101 10101111011 10101001 1101111011 101110110 1011111011 01111010 11 010100 1010101001101 010110010 01011101001 10100100010 101011101011 110010010 101101101101 0010011010 11001111111 111010010 10100100010010 011010110 11011111101 1011011111 100101111001 1101010 10100111011 1010110010 11011101001 1111111010 1101111111 111111111 11100101110110 110010011 101101111111 110010010 110110010010 110110110 101001001101 1111110010 11011001111 1010010010 11001111001 011010010 11011101011 1010110010 101001111001 1010010010 110010111010 110011000 11101101111 0010010111 111011101111 1111110111 11 1010100 111011110010 01111011111 111100110010 11001011011 111011100100 11101111101 110010110010 010011111111 010110111110 11111101111 111110011010 1101010011 11101101001 101101011101 11111101001 101001011001 111011110010 1110100111 1110010110010 1101010011 111111111111 110011011110 111011110011 110111110111 011010010011 11001001111 0011011010011 1101010011 1011110110110 11111111011 1010010111110 11111011011 111110010010 01001100001 110110110010 01001101001 110110110110 11011011011 111011110110 11001010110 1110011111010 11001001001 1101110110110 1101010011 1111111111110 111110011101 101110110010 11111111101 011111110011 11011101011 111111101111111 1101010011 010110010010 01101001010 110010010110 01011001111 010111101010 11101001011 011011111110 11111110110 11110110001 11111001011 101001110010 11001101001 1110111100111 111010011010 11101101001 110101110010 11 101 010110111110 111110110 011010011010 0010010110 011010010110 01101101 010010111010 01011001 11001101011 1011010010 111011101011 1011011110 0010010110110 110111110 01001101011 110010010 11011101111 110111010 101101101001 110110010 11011111001 110111110 11101111101 0111010010 0110010010001 11011111 11001011001 001111101 0010010110110 111111110 11001111111 1011010010 101101001011 011110110 101001110001 111011010 11001101011 1110111100 111101111111 11101111100 01111101011 111011010 11111011101 111010110 101111111011 111010110 01101101011 111010010 11111101111 0110110110 011110101011 111010110 011001001111 010010010 11011111011 1010111100 101101101101 11010111 11011101111 101001001 11001011111 111010011 111011111001 1010110011 0010010110110 011010010 11111111111 1011111010 111011111101 111010010 011010111110 010110110 110110010010 110110010 00100101010010 010010010 110010111110 110010010 111101111111 101011001 0010101111011 0010010010 1010110111110 010110110 111111101101 111011001 111111111011 101011011 110110001111 110110110 101101101111 1111100010 0101001111101 1111111010 111111111101 01011011110 111111111101 111111010 101101001001 110011010 111101111001 11011011 1101 011001101 111011011 11 110110 101101 10 1110110010 01001001 1010110110 11001011 1010110011 11001011 010110011 01001011 1110110110 0010010010 0011010010 0011010010 1010111010 11001001 1111110010 101001001 1010011010 01001001 010111110 01011011 010010111 101011011 111010111 11011111 011010110 11101001 1010011010 11101011 110010110 11011001 1111110110 111101001 010110010 11010111 111111010 11011001 0111111111 01001011 110011011 11111001 111110110 11001011 11111011 01011111 111111111 11111011 1011010010 11001101 11101010 11101001 111110010 1100101 1011011011 11001101 1011111011 11011111 01 1011110010 001111011 111111010 11011101 110111010 11001011 110101010 01011001 1010011110 01001011 1110111110 11111111 110010110 11101001 1111110010 01111001 111010110 11001001 111111110 01101011 111011010 11101001 110110110 11001001 1111011010 01011011 1010011010 101001001 1010011011 101111111 00101100110 11101011 1011011010 11101001 1010010110 11001011 1111010110 11101011 010110110 01011001 1011011011 01101101 110110111 11101011 111011010 11001001 101110010 11001001 110111010 11001111 110010110 01101011 1011011000 11101001 1010110010 001011001 101 111110110 11011011 1111111110 11011001 100111110 11011111 1110110010 11011011 1010110010 01111101 011110110 01101111 1111111110 11101001 0010110110 11011001 111110111 01011001 111011111 11111111 1011110010 111011010 1110011011 110111010 1111010010 01111111 110111010 101101001 111010110 11101001 1011010010 01001011 1111011010 11101001 1110111010 11011101 1111110110 11111001 1011011110 101111001 111011110 11111010 111010110 11101111 1110111010 01001111 1111011110 101101101 0010010010 001001001 0010011010 001101011 0010011010 001101101 1110011010 11001101 110011010 01111011 011010110 11001111 110111110 101011011 0010110010 11001001 010111110 101001101 1011111110 101111011 1111110010 101101101 110110110 11011111 110011100 11101010 111010110 01011001 1010010010 11011101 0010110010 11001001 110011010 11011001 101111110 01001101 1110110010 1010001011 10100010010 1010001001 1010011110 101001111 1111111010 011111001 1100010110 10010110111 010111100 1001100100 010110110 11011101 1011010010 01111001 1111011010 11101111 1011011010 101101101 1011110110 01101101 1010110110 11111101 1010010100 01011111 110011010 000110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 101
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 248
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 634
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, with, of, on, they, and, in, ', 'they're, she's, she, when, they're, be, i, his, it, can, like, he, them, you, to, all, for, one, i'm, past, nor are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words with, did, the, she's, and, when, they're, though, i, i've, like, he, in, says, all, to, they, but, are, nor are repeated.

    The author used the same words the, when, in, calm at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

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

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

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