This is an analysis of the poem To Stang that begins with:

May Seventeenth in Eidsvold's church united,
To hallow after fifty years the day...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcca adede fccfggff fafa chcXgffgfifi gjjgaa jjkkkXbjbff hgghaXccbbkX hXbbhhhllhh cffc bhhb bmmb ciciiiaaXaaff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,5,8,4,12,6,11,12,11,4,4,4,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010101010 0101010001 11111101010 0101110101 1101010111 0101101101 01010101010 11110101110 1101101101 01010101110 1111110101 01011111010 11010101010 01110101110 110101101110 11011101010 0101110111 0101110111 011101010110 11010111010 01111111110 11011110110 11010111010 11111111010 11011110111 11110101010 1111000101 110110101010 1111011101 1111010100100 111101010100 1001010101 011111001010 01011101010 10111101010 010101010010 1111100101 01011101110 110010101010 1111010101 1011100101 1111010101 11010111110 11010100010 11010101110 1111011101 1111100111 01110101010 10101010101 0101010100 1101010110 01111101110 11110101010 10010001010 1101110101 1101011101 11010100010 1111010111 01010111110 1111111101 1011010101 1111110011 111000101001 11010111110 01110101110 11010100110 10010111000 1101111101 0100010101 010101111010 11011100010 111100011110 0101110101 0101010101 10100101110 11010101110 01011101110 10110101110 11111111010 11111100110 11110010101 10110101010 11111111110 0101110101 0111010111 11011010101 0101010111 0101011111 11110001010 1101011101 111000101010 0101110101 01111101010 10010101010 111111111 1111011111 1111010101 1111110101 11011111110 01011101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 329
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 100
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; to, our, your, of, you, and, his, that are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word you at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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