This is an analysis of the poem The Character Of Holland that begins with:

Holland, that scarce deserves the name of Land,
As but th'Off-scouring of the Brittish Sand;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbcdeXfXccbggaaccaahXXXXiXXaajjggkkgXggjjiiggggcdffkkgXiieekkXjaallmmeeXmXghhllnneeaafgfXeekkggaaiiggbbXgiicckkoogghhffXikkiillXgXeggjjhhfgeekkjaee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 151,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011010101 11110000101 1111110100 1101011101 11111011001 0101010101 0100010001 1001110100 1111011101 1011110101 1111000111 0111100100 0101001101 1111010101 1000001101 1011001001 10010111010 1001010101 110111011 1011010111 0101110101 1101010101 1111111101 1011001111 010111100 0101010011 0111011101 0111010100 1111011101 1101010111 1101111100 1111001101 1101010101 1001010001 1111011111 1101001111 1011000101 1101011101 0101011101 0101011101 1101011110 1111010101 1111010101 1111011111 1111110101 0101101101 0101100101 11111100001 0111110101 1111011101 11100100010 1111011111 1111011100 1100010100 1101011111 1101100101 10100110100 0101000101 1111100110 1101111101 11101010100 1111010101 1010110101 1101110111 1101000111 1101000110 1001110101 0111010011 1111001111 1101110101 100111011 1101011111 0101110101 0111001111 01010101001 11010011110 11011111010 1101011100 0101111011 1001011101 1011100111 1011011001 1101010111 1111001101 1011100101 0101010101 110110101 1001001101 1111010101 1011011101 1011011101 1101000101 0101011010 10101110101 1100111111 111100011 1111010001 1101110111 0100010100 1111001101 11111000001 101110101 1111010101 1101000101 1101010101 1111011111 1010010111 0111010101 0111110101 0111001111 11011011101 1011010100 1111010001 10011010011 1101010001 1011010111 111101101 1001011111 1011011101 1011010011 1011010001 1111110101 0101011011 1111010101 1111010001 1111110101 0011010101 10010011101 10110011101 0101110101 1101110101 01110101010 1101001001 110111100 110111001 11010010100 0101110101 110101011 1101110111 1101110101 1101101101 0111011101 0111110101 1101011101 1001010101 0101101110 1001110101 11110101011 1001101111 1111000101 1001110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 6507
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1159
  • Amount of lines: 151
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as, and, among, who, half, of, their, with, its, our are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and, among, their are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase and connects the lines.

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  • summary of The Character Of Holland;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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