This is an analysis of the poem To the People Of the Future that begins with:

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd efefabXb gcgccccc X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 010111010 11000111 110101010 111101 111111110 01111111 101111110 0111 11011010 11110011 110101010 10010101 11010101 1101111 01000011 0101 110100010 11111101 110001010 11110101 11000101 01011100 1101011 1101 01011101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 219
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; and, they are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word that is repeated.

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