This is an analysis of the poem God Bless Our Native Land that begins with:

God bless our native land,
Land of the newly free, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXAX Aaaa abab AcAc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101 100101 111101 111100 111101 111101 111101 011101 111101 110001 110011 010101 111101 011101 111101 111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 106
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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