This is an analysis of the poem Free that begins with:

Joy! Free, at last, from vulgar thrall:
No longer need my voice be dumb;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cXcd dbdb efXf ebeb agag hihi acac dada gcXc XjXjXcaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110101 11011101 11011111 110011 01100101 01110111 01010101 010110 01010101 01010101 01010101 111001 01011111 01001111 11010100 110100 11011111 01001101 11010001 1100101 10110111 11110111 11010101 010101 11110101 11110101 11110001 011101 11010111 01010101 110001000 110101 11001101 01100101 11010111 110101 01010101 01110101 01011111 100101 11010101 11010101 01010110 110101 11111111 010101001 10001101 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 129
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Free;
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