This is an analysis of the poem An Arab Shepherd Is Searching For His Goat On Mount Zion that begins with:

An Arab shepherd is searching for his goat on Mount Zion
And on the opposite hill I am searching for my little boy....

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbXcXda dcXXad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 110100101011110 1101001111011101 11010101010 101101010 1110101 01010010011 1001101101 011001 001010001 10011001010 111011011 10110 1010111011110 00100010100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 187
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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