This is an analysis of the poem Git-Yer-Gun that begins with:

Thus it happened .... Let me mention, lest I raise an unsought quarrel,
This occurred in times long vanished, in the land of Git-yer-gun.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab caca dedX dbdb Xbab XXXe ffff dgdg hfhX XXdX ieie aaaa XcXX jhjh ieie Xkik fXfg dXdX bhbh XXXX dldl emem flX ebeb XhXh Xabab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,3,4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111011111010 001011100010111 1010101011101010 11010101110101 101101011101010 101010100010101 101010101011010 101010100010100 1010101011100110 101001111010101 1010101011101110 101001111110010 1110101011101010 101000110010111 1110101001101010 101010101010101 01010101110101 11100100011101 1010111000101010 101011101011001 101000101011100 101011101010110 101010101011100 101111101010001 1110101011101110 1110111011101110 1010101010101010 1011101010100010 101101011100010 10101111110001 0110101011101010 101000101010101 111011010011110 1011101000100010 1011101010111010 1110101001101010 1010101011100010 100010101110001 1011101010111010 111010101110111 1010101001101010 10111010110101 1111101011101010 101010101110101 011101001011010 101110101010111 1111101011101010 111000100110101 111011101011100 1011111010011111 100011101011100 101110101110101 1010111010111010 111010101010001 0010111011111010 101010101010101 1010100010101010 10001101010101 1010101000100010 101110101110101 0010101011101010 101110101010001 10101110101000010 101010101110101 10101010101100010 101001101110111 1011111010000110 10111001010101 1011001010101010 101110111011111 1111101011101110 101111101010111 1111101010111010 101010101010101 101011011100010 111010101011101 101110100011100 111110101111111 101011100011100 101011101010111 101101011100010 1000110011010111 00101010111000010 101011101110001 1010101011100110 10111010111101 1011111101100010 111000101110111 1011101000101010 111010101010001 01101100 1110111011111010 1010100101010111 1011101110101010 1110101010000101 111011101011100 101010101011111 111000100011100 111011101010101 1010111011101010 111110101111101 1010101000101010 101110100111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 26
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 250
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 128
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, all, to, we, haired, or, ' are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word mr at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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