This is an analysis of the poem After Reading The Song Of Hiawatha that begins with:

Bits of Indian superstitions
My books historical hold,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cbdb dbab efgf dbGb chah ijbj ajkj khXh aiai Xlgl fbdb bjGj debe Xebe afmf ejaj kXam fmdm anon kbXb Xjoj
  • 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,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001010 1101001 10011010 1001111 11101110 1100111 111011110 001101 11111010 1111101 01010010 1100101 11011010 1101010 11110000 1001010 10101010 1010101 00101010 0010111 01111010 11100101 11101110 0010101 11101010 0011001 10101110 0110011 11101010 1010101 110101010 0100101 11101010 0100101 10101111 1101111 11101110 10100101 10101111 1110111 11101011 1011010 10111010 0111010 1110101 1010101 10101010 10101001 1011111 100101 00101010 1011101 11111010 1010001 011010010 1000101 10111011 1001111 10101010 1010011 11101010 100101101 10101110 1110101 11110110 11101011 11010101 1111101 11101010 10001000 101011100 1010111 11111110 0010101 111010100 1101101 11101011 1011111 10101010 010111 11111010 1111110 11001100 101101 100111010 0111101 10101110 0101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 22
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 88
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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, of, more, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words in, i, more, beauty, you, we are repeated.

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

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  • summary of After Reading The Song Of Hiawatha;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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