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

Majestic stream! along thy banks,
In silent, stately, solemn ranks,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcXXXddeXfffXggccffhhbbXeiibb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010111 01010101 01011101 01011101 11010101 01011101 110010101 11110111 11010101 01010101 10110100 1101010 11110101 01110101 101110101 111100101 10110111 11011101 101111101 10000101 010100111 010110001 11011101 11000101 011101001 01010011 01111101 111000100 01100101 01110111 11111001 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 197
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; of is repeated.

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  • summary of To the Mississippi;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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