This is an analysis of the poem Hiawatha's Fasting that begins with:

You shall hear how Hiawatha
Prayed and fasted in the forest, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abCCdeDEcbfgbhicibjcXeXXXigXXciXXXXXXekXXcifcgXfXXlXXcieeemfbcjbbinoaneckaneCCdeDEcXXfpeXaegbXqgfffBiaGXEXnXakXbkebbcggrcfbedaeccencfBGXEnnpjgcfgarrkXjbcrnrrjrbrfrnrrnXiAXcgXgbeiifeAXcaXgDbXckXeXXagDcXibnigfgXejqociaXmfgeegnceXandkXibaiXgbgXeXlaXcinXiXnkn
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 288,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111010 11100010 11101010 11101010 11100010 101010100 11100010 10100010 11101110 10100010 10101110 001110011 00101110 10111010 101111110 10110010 10101110 10110010 10100010 10101010 10101000 100001010 1010010 101010100 10101110 10001110 10101011 100010011100 1011011110 10110010 10101110 10100011 1011100 10110100 10110100 10110100 10110100 101001010 10101010 100010011100 1011011110 10110010 10111110 10101010 10101010 100111010 10101010 10110010 10101000 10101000 1010011 100010011100 1011011110 10110010 00111010 00101110 10011011 101001110 10101011 10100010 10100011 11101010 10101110 10101011 10100011 101110010 10111110 10101011 11111010 10101010 10101110 10101010 00110011 111011010 11111010 11111010 11101010 11101010 11100010 101010100 11100010 10100010 1001001010 10101100 10111011 11101110 11111111 11011010 111110010 10101010 10001010 00110010 10001011 11100100 10111110 10001110 11111110 111001110 11101010 00100011 10111110 10111010 10101010 10100111 00101011 10101000 10101110 1010011100 10011010 100111011 101010110 11101111 10101011 10101011 10101111 10111110 10101110 00101011 10101011 10101011 101110010 10111010 00100110 10001010 11001010 10101010 11101011 00101010 00101010 10111010 10100011 00101010 11101010 00100011 10101010 10100111 00101011 10011010 11001010 11100111 00101110 01101011 11100010 10100010 11101011 111101010 10111001 11101001 101001111 10101010 111111010 00110110 00110110 101011001 10111010 10111011 10111111 11101110 10101001 11001110 11111011 101101110 11111011 1110010 10111011 10110011 11111110 1110001000 11101010 10011010 11101000 10100010 10101010 10101000 1010010011 10001010 10100010 11101010 10100011 10111010 11101010 10011010 10101100 101010010 10111010 10101100 101011001 10101010 11101111 101001000 10101010 10101011 10100111 100010010 111010100 10101100 100101010 10101111 10101010 11111010 10100100 10111010 10101110 10110010 10101010 10110010 11101010 11100010 10101100 00111010 00101110 00111010 11101011 11101010 11101010 00101010 11100100 10111011 11101010 10111011 10101110 00101010 101010011 11101010 10101110 101000100 10001010 10111010 10001010 10000010 10111010 101011000 10111010 11110011 101001010 10111010 10100100 10101001 11001110 11111011 10100111 00101011 10101000 10101110 10111010 00101100 101010010 00101010 10111010 11100100 10101010 10111100 10001111 10101110 10001111 11101010 10111010 10111010 10101111 10101110 1001010 11101110 00111010 10101010 10101010 10101010 00101010 10111010 10101010 101100100 101011000 11101100 1100110 10101110 10001010 001001010 00110010 11011010 11101010 10111010 10111010 11101110 10101110 10101010 111110100 10110100 11110010 01100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 10027
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1692
  • Amount of lines: 288
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; in, for, and, his, not, of, you, him, me, let, with, it, its are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words not, in, saw, heard, and, by, on, rise, gave, whether, till, is, where, strip, let, came, lest, falls, with, stripped, kept, of are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines him, me, it, mondamin are repeated).

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