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

FREEDOM’S first champion in our fettered land!
Nor politician nor base citizen ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacacbdadXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 10110001101 1101011100 1101110101 1101010101 01001010101 1001111101 11100110001 1111010101 0101000101 1011010111 1101000011 10010111001 1111010100 0101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 636
  • Average number of words per stanza: 97
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; nor, his are repeated.

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  • summary of Garrison;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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