This is an analysis of the poem Memoirs Of A Spinach-Picker that begins with:

They called the place Lookout Farm.
Back then, the sun...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcbadXeacbff eXXXcbfdXgXgf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101111 1101 10110101010 111100100 11 11001101101 01010011111 00101010101 00101 110101 11010110010 10110111010 1000110101 11001010111 11110010010 00111011010 11011101001 01011101101 1001010 1011 11100101101 10011010001 01101001010 11100001010 11001110100 01101011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 316
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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