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You've watched the ground-hog's shadow and the shiftin' weather signs
Till the Northern prairie starred itse'f with flowers;...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaababacdcdefefgcgcaaaahbhbhihijajacaXXcacagaga
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 48,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11011111010101 101010110010 11010101010101 101010100010 11010111010101 10101010101 011010110011001 10101010101 01011111011101 0101010101 11010101110101 1101010101 01110101010111 11010101010 11010111110101 1101001010010 01110101010111 1101011101 01111110011111 01001110001 01110101010101 0101110111 0101010101101 1101010101 01110101110111 0101110001 01011101010101 10101110101 11110101010111 0101010101 01010101010101 1011111001 11010111011111 0101010101 0101010110101 1101011011 101010101010101 10101010101 110101010101010 100101010101 11111100010111 11101011101 11111101011101 10100110101 111010101011101 10101011101 101111101110001 01101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2633
  • Average number of words per stanza: 482
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the are repeated.

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