This is an analysis of the poem The Coming Of The Rauparaha that begins with:

BLUE, the wreaths of smoke, like drooping banners
From the flaming battlements of sunset ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXacadXbefghgchicajajeeki ccjhXkicXcXhiXliXhhXaXghbha ahihhaciXkjkaalLGBHAajijik eXjjkijhmnkXjaekfhmejkabXhc kjkejekXadXccchlejkabXbEBIX chojkegoiKlXkkiXEBIcaXeobaX ecgcbbiXclfkbaihaiXXchXcnbk ngghalLGBHAXjKXXXbibgichjhXXkicehb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,27,26,27,27,27,27,34,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111010 0010100011 101010101 1101000010 1010101011 1010101010 1010100010 1001100010 1010101011 1010101010 1010101010 0010101110 1000101010 101111110 1001101010 1010101010 101011010 1010111010 1010101010 10010111010 1010101010 001011110 1010101011 1110101111 1010100110 1110101110 1010101110 1010111010 1011100110 1110100010 0011011000 0010101010 1010101010 10011101010 101010101 10100001110 1010111110 1010100011 1011001010 1111101101 1011110010 111101110 1001100110 101010010 1110100010 1011101111 1110101011 1010101010 0011101010 0011101010 101011001010 1010101011 1011101010 1010101010 1010100011 1001011110 1110111001 1010100110 1010111010 1110101110 1111101010 10101110100 1010101110 0111111110 1010101010 11100101011 1011101110 0110100010 1010111110 10001001110 1010100010 1000110110 1010100011 1010011010 1010101110 1010111110 1010111110 0010111110 1010111111 10101011001 11101010000 1111101010 11111010100 1110111110 1111100010 1010111010 0010101010 1010100010 0011101010 1010101010 011001010000 1110100110 1110101010 1011111010 0110101011 1010111010 1111100010 1010111010 101011110 11101010100 1110101110 111111010 1010111010 1010100011 0011101010 1111101110 1111100010 11111010100 1110111110 1110111010 1110111110 1110101010 1010111110 1011001010 1000101011 1010100010 1001100010 1000101011 0010111110 0010101010 1010100010 10010011010 1010101010 01101110100 1010111110 1010100010 00101110100 00101010100 1010111101 1111101011 1010101010 11001000010 1010101011 1000101010 1010101010 1110110011 11111011100 1111101110 1110101010 11101001010 111111111 1111111010 10111000110 1011101010 10111011100 1110111010 1111111111 1111101010 101110001 1111101011 1010101010 11001000010 101011110 1011101010 1100111010 10100111011 0111101111 1010111011 1011111010 01101011000 1110101001 1011101010 1001101110 1110101010 1001110010 1010101011 1010101110 1011101111 1010101111 1110100110 10100101110 1110111110 1010101010 1000011010 1010100110 1011101011 1010111110 1000111110 1010111000 101110100 10100101110 0010011110 10010111010 0010101010 1111101110 1110111010 1110101010 0010100110 1011101010 1110100110 1011111010 1110101110 0110100010 1010111110 10001001110 1010100010 1000110110 1010100011 1010101010 1110101110 10111000110 111101010 1001100110 1111111000 1110111110 1111111010 1011101010 1110011010 1110111010 1111100010 1010101010 1110101110 0110101010 011000101 1010100010 1010101010 1011001010 1010001010 101101010 0011101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1075
  • Average number of words per stanza: 181
  • Amount of lines: 220
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; of, i, like, and, my, to, one, it, with, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words of, like, and, who, none, can, i, he are repeated.

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

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