This is an analysis of the poem Unfolding The Flocks that begins with:

Shepherds, rise, and shake off sleep -
See the blushing morn doth peep... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeeefffff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011111 1010111 1110101 0010111 1010101 0010111 1000101 1110111 1110101 1111111 0010111 1010111 1110111 010110001 1110111 10011001 1011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 552
  • Average number of words per stanza: 99
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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