This is an analysis of the poem A Classroom Assignment that begins with:

On Freedom
By Thomas S. Sidney, aged 12 Years...

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaX abXc caX bbaa aadd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,3,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110 110110110 01011 10010101 11010101 010010111 11010100 1100 11110110 01011 10011101 1111101 1110111 11100101 11110101 01011101 110100101 10110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 107
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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