This is an analysis of the poem By The Earth's Corpse that begins with:

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  • Rhyme scheme: a XabaXcXX X bXXdadXd X cbbbbXXb X XaXaXXdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 1011101 111100 100111 110111 11011111 110100 10010111 1110000 1 101000101 1011111 01011111 111101 11011111 1100111 11111101 1111000 1 1000100 110101 110101 111101 11111101 1101000 111101100 111101 1 101011 1100101 110111 111100 11011101 1001000 11111111 1110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 173
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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