This is an analysis of the poem Dillard Sissman that begins with:

The buzzards wheel slowly
In wide circles, in a sky...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdcXdaefdXXbeXfeXdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010110 0110001 1010101001 10111010111 10010011 1100101 1111010 10110010 1011110100 1101 1010111 100100110 01111011 1011111 1011101 11111 10110100111 11011010010 001011 0101101010 1011 11101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 721
  • Average number of words per stanza: 139
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; and is repeated.

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