This is an analysis of the poem The Song Of Hiawatha Xii: The Son Of The Evening Star that begins with:

Can it be the sun descending
O'er the level plain of water? ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacdebfabgdabeXaghihhjXhabXXeakbbjXHedjjjHjjXlagiXeddihafeijdbmijbXeajjXiXkXaaadlXXbbdXXhBjenjchoddLdiXlXgXdeLjhBbbebXkaiadaXlXednleibkkbXemjgXmehhjbibhbbbdhXXjejppXhggaakhjjhjbibijijjfjjXjfehkLjeoehlkdbbekbXXqbbiXbbXrbjXflbaXmlfjmdedggmbjehddmihXhabbibg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 375,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10001010 100101010 10111010 10101010 10101010 00100011 10101010 00100010 10001010 10100010 10101010 10101010 10001110 10101010 00101110 001011100 10001010 11101010 10100011 10001010 10100110 11101011 10101010 0011010 11101100 10101010 11101010 1010010 10010110 10111010 10100010 101001001 10101010 00111010 01111010 11111011 1010010 10101010 10101010 10100010 111010100 10111010 1010010 11101010 10111010 1110110 1101110 100111010 11101010 11100011 1010010 00101010 10101010 10100110 101010010 10100010 101000010 10100010 10100010 10101010 10101110 10100010 10001110 11111111 11111010 11111110 11111110 1110010 10111010 10111010 10100110 10100110 1010110 0110011 10101010 11101010 1010110 10110010 10111010 101001010 10101010 11111010 11010010 10101110 10101010 10100010 10101011 11100011 11101110 11111010 10101010 11111011 11111010 10110111 10101110 1001001110 1101110 10101010 10001010 11110111 10101110 00101011 11111110 11011000 10101110 1011010 1110010 101111000 10001110 001110010 10101110 10101110 101010010 10101010 1101100 10101010 10111110 11110010 10111000 10011010 11101010 11110010 10001010 00101010 10101010 1010110 10101010 1010110 10111110 10011110 11101011 10100110 1110110 10101010 10111010 10001010 10001010 11100110 1011110 11111010 10101111 10100010 101010010 1010110 10111011 0011010 01101000 00110010 11111110 10111110 10101010 10101010 11111010 101011110 10101110 10101010 10101110 00100011 10001010 001110100 1101110 11111010 11100010 10101011 00100011 00101000 10001010 10101010 10101110 11101010 10101010 00100011 10001011 10101010 10101010 10101010 10101010 10101010 10110010 011001010 10101010 10101010 1101011 11101110 10101110 101010010 10111011 10101010 111111100 11101110 10011010 11111010 1010010 11111010 10101110 10101010 1101010 10101010 10111110 10110010 10101110 10111010 00101010 10101010 10101010 10101010 11111010 10101110 10101010 10101100 10111111 10111010 10100110 10101010 1010010 101001010 10101110 1111110 10101111 10101010 101010010 10110110 10111011 11100110 1001010 10001010 1111110 11101011 101111110 001010010 11101110 10101111 00100011 01111110 11111010 11111010 1010010 11101111 10111010 00101110 10101011 101001010 01000010 10110111 11101111 10111011 101000010 10101110 10001110 10101010 1100010 10001110 10110010 10101010 1110010 1011010 00100010 00100010 10111110 1100011 11101110 10011010 11101110 11101010 10101011 11111110 10101010 01101110 10101010 001000110 10101010 10111110 10111010 10101010 10111010 11101010 111111011 110100110 00100010 10111010 10101010 10101010 100101010 10101010 100101010 11011110 10101010 10101110 11101110 11101110 10001110 10111010 10101010 100101010 10101010 10101010 00111010 10101010 101010100 10101010 1010010 1010010 101011000 00101010 11111110 10111010 10100110 11101010 10101110 10111010 10101010 10111110 111001011 10101010 10101010 01111010 101000111 10101010 10101110 101010100 1001010 11111111 11101011 11101010 11110010 0010010 11101010 10101010 100010010 10101010 11100110 11101110 11101110 1011100 10101110 01101110 01101010 10101000 10100010 11101010 11101010 11101001 11111010 11111001 11111010 10101110 11111010 10101110 11011010 11101110 11111010 10101110 10101110 11011010 11111010 11110011 11100011 10111110 11111010 10111110 10101110 11100010 11111010 11101010 11101010 11101001 11111100 1110010 10101110 1010010 1010100 10101010 10101010 10101010 00111000
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 12496
  • Average number of words per stanza: 2211
  • Amount of lines: 375
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; with, of, and, star, care, for, your, not, her, all, he, it, be, as, their, on, my, such are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words all, she, star, handsome, care, walked, at, does, lay, till, neither, coming, it, of, as, he, hang, changed, in, could, are, with, t, downward, bringing, on, when, whom, listened, such are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines osseo, imploring, her, off, tremble, feather, arrow, beetles, beloved, wampum, answered, him, standing are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase it connects the lines.

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