This is an analysis of the poem Driving through Minnesota During the Hanoi Bombings that begins with:

We drive between lakes just turning green;
Late June. The white turkeys have been moved ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXaXXcXbdXeeXffcXdXcabXeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111101 110110101 0101011 110101011 101011 1011 0101010101 10100010110000 0101 1011011 1101100100 1100110 100 0110011110 011 01011011011 11 1100 111000111001 111010 1101 001 10100001010 101111100 00101011100 10011010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 852
  • Average number of words per stanza: 142
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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