This is an analysis of the poem The Permian Beds of Texas that begins with:

In Texas, where the Wichita
Enrodes a gash, both deep and raw,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaabcccddeeffgghhiiggbbbbaa jeejggkkeeeeggee jjddiibbbbeeccejfgddddXhkkllbbmmeX gghhbbhhdXggkkiigggghhddiinndddeeiiffnnmmeegghhbbeeeXggbbkkjjccbbbbbbddlljeggggbbeXggddiioodd ejbbddbbbbllkkggeeggaahhkkcXaaeemmddjjll kkddbbbbfgiiddbbbbggiibbddeejjiijjmmaak
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,16,34,93,40,52,58,80,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 100011111 11010011 01010011 1100101001 110010001 1011101 010011111 010010001 11101011 10011001 11001111 01010101 11111101 11011111 11011111 11010101 01011101 11110111 11011111 11010001 010011111 1110001001 01000101 110101011 1110101 11010001 11010111 110101001 11101111 11010101 01110101 01000101 01010001 11011101 11010101 01110111 11001101 11010101 10111111 11110101 11010101 1011110110 110111010 11110101 11110101 11010101 11010111 11010101 11010101 10010101 0111001 11010101 11011101 110100101 11001101 11011101 11011101 11010101 11011101 011001001 01111111 11010101 1111001 10010101 11011101 11110101 11100101 01110101 01010001 01110101 01110001 11011111 110111001 11011111 11011101 110101011 111101010 11111111 11110101 10110111 11011101 11010111 11010101 01010101 11011111 100001010 111101010 01010111 10110101 01110101 11111101 10110111 110101001 01111111 01010101 11010111 01001111 011101101 11111101 11110101 11110001 00010111 01010111 11011011 01111101 11010001 11110101 010011101 00011101 11011101 11110101 11110111 11011101 11001101 01001101 01010101 10110011 01010101 11111101 01011101 010010111 11010111 11111001 11010111 1100111001 11011101 11001111 11011111 11110101 11110000 1111101 11111111 11010101 10111101 01110111 01111101 110101011 10010111 11010101 11010101 11010101 110101001 11011101 11011101 01011101 01010101 1010101 110011111 11001101 101110111 010101001 11111101 01000101 1010101 11101101 01000101 110100101 11110101 11011111 11011000 11110101 11111101 11011111 1110101 11111111 11000111 11110101 11100101 11011111 11010001 11010101 01011111 01010101 01110101 11110001 01010101 01110001 010010011 01000101 01001101 11110111 010101111 111111001 11000101 11110111 01010101 11110101 01111111 01110101 01110101 11011101 10110111 10010101 11011101 11011101 11011101 11010111 11010100 110110101 00110011 11011101 11100111 11111101 110011101 10010101 01010101 11000101 10010101 11010101 11010101 11110011 11111101 11110101 11011111 11010101 11111101 01010101 11111101 10000101 11110101 11110101 01010101 11010101 11111101 1010111 010101001 01010011 11010101 01001111 11110101 110101001 11110001 01001101 11111111 10011101 11110101 01010101 11010111 1101111 1010101 11011101 101010101 111101001 11010101 11110100 11010101 010011001 11110111 11011001 11000111 11011011 11010111 11110101 11110101 11111111 01110111 01110101 11001111 11111001 01000111 1100101 01110101 11010101 11000101 01110111 11110101 11011100 01010101 11111101 11011111 01111101 01010101 10110101 1111111 11010101 01111101 01110101 01011101 11110101 11010011 100101001 11011101 11110101 11011011 01001101 11011101 11010101 01010101 11011101 11011101 11011101 01110111 010100101 11011101 11011111 11110101 11110101 10111001 01111001 10110101 001011000 01010011 01011101 01011111 11011101 11010101 11010101 010000101 11010110 10010100 1111001 11011111 110101001 10010101 11010111 10010101 11011101 11111001 11010101 11110111 01111101 11010111 110111101 11110001 10010101 11011001 01010101 11010101 100010101 01011101 11011001 11010101 01010111 11101111 01010011 11111101 01110101 11011111 11110111 00100101 11011101 1110101 11000101 110101001 01110100 01001111 11011111 01010101 001111001 00111101 11011101 11011101 01010111 01011101 11010101 111101001 01011101 11010101 11010111 01010101 01010101 01011101 11011101 11100101 11011101 111100111 11110101 10011101 11011111 01111111 11011101 00111101 11011101 010101010 1010101110 11010001 11011101 11010101 110100111 010110101 11010101 11010111 01011101 11110111 11000101 11010101 110011001 101010011 11010101 11111101 10010111 001101001 01111011 11010111 010111010 010111001 10100101 010100101 0100010101 11001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1760
  • Average number of words per stanza: 324
  • Amount of lines: 401
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; with, of, in, and, to, their, so, where, from are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words or, the, his, i, a, on, in, from are repeated.

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