This is an analysis of the poem I Could Not Prove The Years Had Feet that begins with:

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I could not prove the Years had feet—... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXXX XaXX aXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 111100110 110011 11010111 11011100 111111010 110101 1111000000 10001010 11110111 1100010 110100010 110000010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 105
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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