This is an analysis of the poem A Treatise On Poetry: Iv Natura that begins with:

Pennsylvania, 1948-1949
The garden of Nature opens. ...

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abc XXXd efdagh ijkbldmbnboXbbbablaXXl nbbaXd ipadngdaoq elrioXejldadakjhe jdeiabbpjopaa fodbaoq dmilXb iaXco pdjjfdc cjXbodfnmobiXoc bpbraldiaXqdla diabelmp jabi ific bedi aika albi abja anfn aeobX bapjajXkbbXd bnciabXbaa dcldlndj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,3,4,6,22,6,10,17,13,7,6,5,7,15,14,8,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,5,12,10,11,5,7,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011 01001010 01101101 111010101 11011000100 10100110 101011100 10101001 1001001001101 101011001011 110000011110 00010010010 0101001101 10010010011001 10101010101 101001110011 0101011001 100110101010 0110100110110 111000101 1111101001 1101110010 0101011101 0100110001011 010110010100100 1000010100100 1101000100010 1001101010 0110010101 11100110010 111000100100 11101001110 01001010001 11100110100 11110101010 110101111010 11011010101 011110010010 010101101010 0111001010 1010101000101 100010100101 0101010011 1100010001 111001010 110001000100 11010010001 101010101 01101010111 010100010000010 10111010100 0101011010011 100110010011 1101010011110 001010100101 110001001001 111010110 001100100100 1111010011000 1100111001 11111010 0101 101111 00111000110 1001110110 101111101 1110001010 011111101 001001011111 1010101110010 010010001011 010111010001 1101111101 1011010010 10011001001 010110101 110111001 101101011 10011000010 01101100110 0110101001 100111011010 01001011110 01010101000100 01010100 0101010100110 01000111001 1100100100 1011101111 100100001001 0100110111 011110010011 00110100010 0100011101 0101110110 100100100100 10110111011 010101101000 011101001 0111101111010 1010110111 110100101011 11101101 11101010010100 10101101010 1110101011101 11001111 010101101011 10101110100 1100101011011 110100101001 001010110010 010111110100 1100110101 11100010010 11010101010 11011010010100 0111110010110 011001011001 01100111001 1011100100 10111001101 010100110 1001011101 00010100111010 111110100110 0100001001010 101000110010 01110111 101010001110 000100100110 010111101000 111111001 001100100100 11101001110 001010101010 0101011011 0010001001101 0111100010110 10110001110 0111010111101 1100100110 11010010101 100001001001 110101001100 11111010 1011001110 1111010111 10111100 1110111 1011011001 11110111 111010010 10001001010101 1111101011111 0010101001 001011001001010 101010010101 001011010001 110101010 110111101 111101010 10110010111011 1010101101 0101101110 100110010110 1110110 10111111 010101011 0110100010 101110110 11010101 111011011001 010110001001 0111110100 11111111 10100001010 0100111010001 01100110100 010100010011 11011100011 10101010101 01001101000100 010110101011 001010011001 010010100010100 10010001110 010101001110 10100100101 01000110101010 011101010101 10010001011 10001101011 1010010100110 11010101010 11001111010 1001100110 111011001 0011001000100 110100100101 01000101010010 010101110010 10111110001 01000101010010110 0010001100110 100000110111 10110010010 100111000010 010010101110 0101101001 0101 11001 1100101 110010001001 11011001001 010010101 1101101011 00010011101 111010010010 1101111001 1010010 0101 1101110111 10100100101 00101011010 11111110101 01101001011 111011010101 110011010011 10010001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 30
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 334
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 255
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; in, he, of, i, before, time, her, our, it, to, o, and, for, they are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, before, in, a, of, they, let are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines pattern is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase symbol connects the lines.

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