This is an analysis of the poem Prof. Vere De Blaw that begins with:

Achievin' sech distinction with his moddel tabble dote
Ez to make his Red Hoss Mountain restauraw a place uv note,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaccXX ddeeffccbb gghhaaffee iiaajjeeaa XXaXkkkkff XaXXXXkkXl aaeekkffee eemmeenndd llffddkkcX aakkaaooaXXaammffffgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,21,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1001010001011 101011101000111 11110101011101 011101010100101 11010101010001 0101010101101 11011111110101 110000101011001 01110101010100 111001000100101 011111001110101 1010101010111001 01011101110101 1010110101010001 01111101111101 1101011111011 11110101010101 11110111111111 110100001010101 11110101011001 1100101111010101 11000101110001 11000110101010 1001011000101010 0101011000111 00111010011101 11010100010101 11001101010101 110010100010111 11000101110101 1111010101101 1101011010111 1010010101110101 11011101011111 1100001011010101 01111101010101 11001101110001 11100111110101 11111101110101 010111010101001 01101001010110 11010101001101 11010101010001 010100100101010010 101011100010111 11001101011101 110111001101101 0111110110110 101110100010001 11011110010101 111001011010101011010 11010111110111 1111001010110010100 11010100110010110100 110010101011111110 1101001001011101010 11010001101101 11010111011101 110001000111010 1011110011101 11001110011101 011011101010101 01110101100111 111100101010111 11010111100101 010010111110111 01010101010101 10010101010001 11001101010101 01110010010101 10010111110101 10101011101001001 11011100110101 01111111111101 11111011110111 1011010010111 11010101110101 111111111010010 11111111110101 1010011111110101 1101111101111 1011001011100111 11011011001011101 11010101101010001 11111101011101 110110111010101 01010011100011011 10110111110101 011001110100101 01010110110101 11100101110111 011111001011101 1111011101011111 10111101011101 01100100011001 10011011011001 10011111111101 11000111010011 1100110101111111 010111011101010 11011111110001 110100101010101 11011111010101 11011100011111 11110101111111 01010001110001 11010100110111 11110101011011 110100011010111 001010100011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 607
  • Average number of words per stanza: 109
  • Amount of lines: 110
  • Average number of symbols per line: 60 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; an', wuz, one, no, or, to, for, home, it, her, she, that are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words at, or, an', and, only are repeated.

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