This is an analysis of the poem In the Laramie that begins with:

For many years my life work ply,
And many museums supply... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdddeeffaddfbffgahhddiijjjjiihhccaaaddhhffhhkkXhcXllaajjffXXaahhmmjjddnjlldddX llbbaXddjXccXhbbddfjhhhhehhlljjgaddddhhlljjddnnllddnndddddooddppiiccllbbjjppjjjjllbbccXimmddooddhhaaaabbddkkddijXohhXbqqooqqddaaeeddaaaaXbaaeecc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 83,144,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001111 11001001 00110101 11010111 11010001 01100101 110100101 101010101 01000101 11011101 01010111 0110111 11010111 00111101 1111011001 11011101 01110111 11010101 00010101 11011101 11110100 11010101 11011110 11010101 11110101 11010101 11110011 11010101 11000101 111100001 11111111 01010111 11000101 100110111 11010101 11010101 00101101 01011101 11010111 010101001 01010111 11000101 01011111 10111101 1110101 10111011 01111101 11110101 11111111 01011101 11111101 11010100 11011101 11100101 11000110 1111011 11111111 111111001 11010111 10111101 11010101 01010111 01011001 01001100 11110111 11110101 11110111 01000100 11111100 01010101 01011101 1110011 11010111 011100111 01110100 11010101 01010101 10101001 10110101 11010101 01010011 10010101 01110101 11110101 01110101 01110111 010011001 01010101 10111101 11010101 01110101 11110111 11011101 11010101 11010101 00110100 110101001 00110101 01100011 01011111 11011101 01111101 11010101 11110101 11010101 11110111 010101001 0100011101 10011111 11010100 01011101 01110111 01010101 00110100 11000100 11110111 01010101 11010111 01001101 11010111 01011011 11011111 01010111 11111101 01010011 10010001 01010111 01010111 01111101 011101001 11001101 11010101 01011101 11011111 01111101 11010101 01110101 11010101 01011101 10111101 11110101 11110101 11010101 01001111 11010011 11010111 11010101 11110101 10001101 01011111 11011101 01010101 11010011 11110111 00110001 01010011 010010101 01010001 10010101 11011111 01010101 01010101 01010101 11010101 01110001 11010111 01110111 11011111 11100111 10111101 00110111 01010001 01011101 11110111 11011111 01011101 10011101 11010101 11010101 11011111 01010101 11011101 11010111 11011111 01110101 11011101 11010101 11110101 01001111 11011101 10011101 01011101 01010001 11010101 11000111 11100100 01011111 11111101 11010110 11110111 11011101 11010001 10111101 10010111 110100111 10011101 10001101 01011111 11010101 11110111 11011111 11011101 11011011 01101101 11110111 11011101 11010111 01011101 110111001 11011111 01110111 11111101 011011001 11110111 11110111 11110111 01011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3972
  • Average number of words per stanza: 753
  • Amount of lines: 227
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; many, my, he, and, his, of, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, a, his, the, they are repeated.

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