This is an analysis of the poem Song Of Insane Gardener that begins with:

Oh, I dance upon the lawn in the cold, white dawn,
And I gloat upon the corpses of a countless million slain;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabaCX adedCc ebXbCc Xbbbcc aacaCX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111010100111 111010100010101 10101111010101 111011101111101 111010110001 10101011111 11111011010101 101110110111 10101010110101 1010111111111 111010110001 1110110101101001 110111011001101 101010001010101 1110101010101010 1011111110101 111010110001 1011110100101 1010101010111110 101010101011101 00110110011111 111011101010111 101010101010001 11101110010101 111010100111 1110100100010101 11111011011111 10101010111001 111010110001 10101011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 343
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 56 (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; i, and, dead are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word they is repeated.

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