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  • Rhyme scheme: a b b X c d e f X f a g b X d f X X X h i j g i e h k b g X b f k f X f j f c a f b b b b kXj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 010010011011111110010101100010 1111001111101011010010 101110111101110001010101 111110111001010011111011011011101100101110101011011101001 0100101010111010111011101101101 10110101111100010101100101110101100100011 010110010110010101001001 10101000100111101010111111101001010010101100010101101010100011 111100111010101010101000101000101001100 101110110010100011111011000110101101100001010111101010100110111001010101000111001011110010011010101011001 11 11010111001011101001011001011011010110110101111100010001010101101010100100101001001111101110 11010111110101011010010011010101101010011101100101110010001101111111110010100111000 1111010010111110111110010111011010110111010101101000100010001011001 01000010000110111101000100110100100011011010110111010100100110101101011101110100011101010110 0100010010111010101011001011001101110101011000 0100001000011011110110101100101010111001001010110101011011011100111110010010000100110110100010011100110101010100001101100 01001110100110101111011110100101101010010001001111010 11 111100111010111110110101110110011 111110100101011110101001001011101011110011110101110111110111110110111110010101110110 11011011010111110100010011110100110001011 1111011101111110100111 11111111101110111110 111110111101011100110111101110100110100101 111101111111100011100110110011111111100101010101001011010001010001100100110001001001100011 11111101011011111010101100110101001110001001011111100101110101010010101011101010101011000010001110 11101111010101011010101111011111011001111110100101010101011010111101111 11 11110111110001111011101101011101010111101010100 111111110110100101101011110011111001101 00110101010101011011010011010101010011101010 01101001101011111101101010100010101011001110001011100010010100101001101110110010101001011100101010100101111011011000011011011101110010011010110101111111101001000101001 10011000101100100110010001101100101001101011000 01010010010110101100001001001010100111010010101010010110111001000100111010001111011001111001111010001010010010001001 0100100101001001011010001001010 11010100011010101001001010011010110110101110100010010101010001111011000111 111101111110100010100110001001011111010011101001100100010010001000101010011 010 110111011010010101111101010110000100111111101001010101000101000110110010 1101011111011010101000001011101110101000100100 1101001001101010110010011111010101010011100010111110101011111010001001101010 0111110010100110010011010010 011100101010100110101110 111001110111110101101001010110010 11110110010111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 47
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 198
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 166 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 31
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, to, i, my, of, it, country, people, love, humanity, that, for, its, by, children, but, with, would, earth, nazarene, followers, they, socrates, ridicule, you, as, in, all, your, may, truth, honor, who, why, brother, authority, made, their, which, justice, when, not, life, from, be are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, humanity, you, is, the, if are repeated.

    The author used the same words i, humanity, you, is, the, if at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines beauty is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word beauty at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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