This is an analysis of the poem Flat Lands that begins with:

FLAT lands on the end of town where real estate men are crying new subdivisions,
The sunsets pour blood and fire over you hundreds and hundreds of...

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101011101111011010 01111110101101100111111001110001010101 101100111110100111011111100100110101111110101 111101110101011011100110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 557
  • Average number of words per stanza: 101
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 139 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 25
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, stars, sunsets, lands, you, over, flat are repeated.

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

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