This is an analysis of the poem On The Conduct Of The World Seeking Beauty Against Government that begins with:

Is that the only way we can become like Indians, like Rhinoceri,
like Quartz Crystals, like organic farmers, like what we imagine ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcXXXXXXbcdXadaXaaaeXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101011101110011000 1110101010111010 1011001011001001 0101010101011011 010101111010110 11001001111100110 001000101001010011 111101101001110 010011010101101110111 11010010110010110100 00110101010110101 11 01101001010010001110111010 10010110 01 111011010101001000 1 11000010101011110101 10 10101010100100001010100 01 110110010111011100100 1011001000 1010001101001100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1317
  • Average number of words per stanza: 226
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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