This is an analysis of the poem A Song For Freedom that begins with:

Come all ye bondmen far and near,
Let's put a song in massa's ear,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb bcccc ddXe bE ffgg bE eeff bE hhgg bE gghh bcide eiaa bccdd jjhhXbcbdcaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,4,2,4,2,4,2,4,2,4,5,4,5,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110111 11010101 00011111 101110001 10 1110111 00010101 110111101 1110111 111011001 11011100 11011100 01010111 10 11101 11111111 01010001 111100010 110111010 10 11101 11110111 11111111 111110111 11111101 10 111101 11110111 11110101 11101101 11110101 10 111101 11010111 010100001 11110001 11011111 10 11110111 000 10 1011 10010101 110110100 101101001 11111111 10 110110111 11010101 100100101 11110111 101111101 110101101 01100111 110101111 10 11110111 110 10 101 111001001 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 109
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 62
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; we is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines o is repeated).

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  • summary of A Song For Freedom;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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