This is an analysis of the poem On The Freedom Of The Press that begins with:

While free from Force the Press remains,
Virtue and Freedom chear our Plains, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabccddaaee ffggeeeeXbbaacc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 10110111 11010001 11010101 10010101 11011101 11010101 11010101 01110101 01000101 01010101 11110111 01001001 11010111 01110101 11010101 01010101 11010101 11010111 11011101 01011101 01010011 11001101 11010111 11110101 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 320
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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