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

From his shoulder Hiawatha
Took the camera of rosewood,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcXd eeXcb bcfXf cegee cechhdbbXfdX gihj kgggfeglkdXjmhcXi XicbgggXXeidgcc chcX illee mgjncXj gi e geejceoXXceib acgjcbf jjcoeeffXnieejfXffjiiggjiijkjebejma
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,5,5,12,4,17,15,4,5,7,2,1,13,7,35,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00101010 10100011 10101011 10101010 00101100 10001010 11101010 11101110 10111110 10101010 00101010 01101011 10101010 10101010 111001110 10101011 10100010 10111110 10111110 10101010 0010010 10100010 10101010 10101010 10100010 00111010 11101010 10100011 11101110 101000010 11101010 00101010 10111110 10101010 101010100 10111010 10111010 10101110 11101010 11101010 10101010 11101110 10011111 00101010 10001001 10101010 10111110 1010100100 10100010 1011010111 101101011 11100110 0010001000 10101010 10101010 10101010 10101010 10111010 11100011 10001011 11101010 100110100 101010000 10101110 10111110 10101010 11101010 11101010 10011010 10101010 10101010 10101110 00101010 001001010 10100011 10100011 10111111 00100010 10101111 11100010 11011010 11100010 10001010 1110110 10111001 10011010 10101010 10101010 10101110 10111011 10111011 10101010 10100010 10101010 11111010 11101010 11101011 11101010 00100010 10101010 01100010 10011010 10101010 100101010 11101110 01101010 10101010 11100110 11111010 10000010 101110010 11100110 10111010 10101010 10101111 10110111 10101010 10101011 10101010 10101110 10101010 10111010 10111010 1110010 00101010 10100110 11111010 10011010 00101010 00101010 00101010 11100010 10001010 10111110 10001010 11001110 10011010 10001010 10101010 10011010 10001011 10101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 17
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 269
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 142
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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, ', his, very, one, hurriedly are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words she, was, very, called, as, stating, hurriedly are repeated.

    The author used the same word next 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 rosewood, hinges, suggestions, table, pin, ', eye, was, it, expressions, us, voices, patience, deliberation, hurry are repeated).

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