This is an analysis of the poem The Song Of Hiawatha Xiv: Picture-Writing that begins with:

In those days said Hiawatha,
'Lo! how all things fade and perish!... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcccXXcdbeecfdgchiChejiCjidXkiicfiilccgccfhMhfciLMlhiflLchhlcbieeciXji ebfhblalfdlclejXdXehnjbhlcdcXbhllhfhjbXhbcfoocchcbhbfocfhfcofhbfibfcfoXXhelpXbjjhhpXhhhdhpbXbjXgdXcllfgXalffgnk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 72,111,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111010 11111110 001000011 10101010 001000100 00100010 10100010 10100100 101001110 00100010 11111010 11111010 10001110 11101010 11111110 001010010 00101110 10110110 11111010 11011111 10111110 01111110 01101010 00101110 10100111 10111110 10111010 11101110 10111001 00111011 10101010 10101110 10101010 10101010 11101010 00101010 100100010 10110010 00111010 101010010 10110011 10101110 10011010 11101010 11111010 1100010 101001110 11101010 00110010 10100110 10100010 1100010 101010010 10101010 11000110 10101010 001010010 10100010 11111110 11111110 11111110 11111110 10101110 10111011 10101010 10101111 10101111 10101111 10101111 10101110 11111010 10101000 111001010 00101010 001010100 10101100 00100010 00011110 11101010 110010010 10100110 11110111 11111110 11101010 11001110 00101010 11111010 10100111 11101011 10111000 10101010 10100011 10001111 00101110 10101010 10101010 10111010 10101110 10100010 01000010 101001010 10011111 10101110 111010110 10100110 10111010 11101010 11101010 01100010 10111010 01100100 00101010 10100010 00101110 10101110 11101111 101001010 10111010 10101010 10101100 11111110 10101110 11101110 10111011 10111010 101001010 10100110 11101010 101011010 10101011 011001100 01101010 100111110 10111010 10101010 10101010 10001010 100100010 10100110 111001010 10101010 10101010 100101010 101111110 10111010 00100010 10100010 10111011 001000110 11101110 10101010 01111010 11101010 10111010 11111011 11111010 10101110 00100110 10101010 11101010 00111110 10111011 101010010 11101101 10100010 10101010 100000010 10110101 00101110 10101111 10101010 10101010 10101010 10101010 10111011 01101110 10111010 00101010 10100010 10101010 10110011 10110011 10110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3021
  • Average number of words per stanza: 546
  • Amount of lines: 183
  • 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; of, we, may, it, his, and, for, songs, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, all, may, as, life, for, on, were, and, each, that, figures, songs, such are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines forest, colors, figures, together, island, circle are repeated).

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