This is an analysis of the poem Travels With John Hunter that begins with:

We who travel between worlds
lose our muscle and bone. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcd befb gbhi Xijb cbkk Xabb akil jaab agXj ieXf cmXa afai XiXa mXXd bhea jiaa higj blal ifme cXgb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110011 111011 111001001 110010001 1111111 110100 10101111 1110101 11010111 0011011111 1111101110 01010111101 0111101100 01011001 101100110 1101111101 10110011 00101101110 101010101 1001001 0111001100 1101110 11010011 11001111 11111111 110110101 111110011 10101001011 11001110 1001110101 011110111 01110100010 110011001 1110111 11011110 01010110 101001010 1110010100 11010110 11011011 11110001 1100101 01010001 11001110 111001 1101111100 11111100 1110010 110111110 110111010 110110001 110101100 111100111 001110100 1111011 11011011 101111010 01111001 1100111110 101111100 11111010 0111010 00010101101 010111110 01110111 1111011 11000111100 10101110 1100011010 1011101 0110110 0101011 1111011 01101010100 011011011 11001010100 10100001 1010010101 10010110 011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 137
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • 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; of, i, and, my, for are repeated.

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  • summary of Travels With John Hunter;
  • central theme;
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