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  • Rhyme scheme: aaBcXd EacXXffabg Baeed EeegafXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,10,5,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 11 1101 011 01110101 011 11 0101100 101001 010110 1011 001 01001 11100 101 0100 1101 01010 01010 0110101 111011 11 11110 110101 100011011 101 11 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 96
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 16 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as is repeated.

    The author used the same word god 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 tree is repeated).

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