This is an analysis of the poem Little Gray Songs From St. Joseph's that begins with:

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  • Rhyme scheme: a baca daeX faga dggg gaga abab X dXaX ghhh iadX Xjdj X keke ejej jfjf lala iaia icicXgggg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,4,4,4,4,1,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 01011011 100111 11110101 111101 101111001 110111 11110101 111000 11111111 110101 11111111 111101 11110111 110101 11110101 110001 11000101 111101 11011101 110011 11111111 111111 11111101 110101 1 01110111 111110 101110101 111110 11111111 110111 11111111 111011 11111101 111101 11111111 110100 11111111 111101 11010101 111111 1 11011101 111101 11110101 111101 100111010 111001 101101010 111101 10010101 111111 11010111 110110 10011111 111101 11011101 110101 11110101 110111 11110101 110101 11111101 111111 11010100 100101 11110111 110101 11011111 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 137
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 71
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; i, see, who, they, their, o, my, its, and, it are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words they, i, and, my at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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