This is an analysis of the poem The Martyred Democrat that begins with:

In Lady Lusher's drawing-room, where float the strains of Brahms,
While cultured caterpillars chew the leaves of potted palms ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbXbcc deeddaaee aXXaaffXX aggXXhXXX iiXXhXXX XjjXXeeehH hkkhheddee Xddddllkk daacXcXiii XakkhH
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,9,9,9,8,10,10,9,10,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01010101110101 11010101010101 01010101010101 010101010111001 1100001111101 11001001010111 11011100010101 01010101110001 0010100 11011101010101 01011101110101 11011100010101 11010100010111 01010111010001 10010101010101 11011111110111 01010101010101 10101 01010100110100 11010101010100 11111111010101 11011100110101 10110101110101 11001101111111 11001101010101 1001010111111 0101 11011101110111 01010111010101 11010100110111 10110101011111 11000100011101 11111101110101 11110101110011 01000101111111 11011001010101 11111001110101 11010101101111 01010100111111 10010111110111 01101101110111 11111111110111 010001011010101 010100 11111111010101 11010101111101 11111111110110 110001010110001 010101 010010101010101 11010100110101 11111100111111 01010101110101 0010010 01010100110101 01010101110101 11110101110111 01010101110101 01001 11001101110101 11110101010101 11111101111101 11110111110101 100 01010101100101 11101100110001 1101001111001 01010101110101 010110001110101 11111101111101 010110100110101 01010101111101 0101101100 11011101111101 110011100011101 11110101011101 010100100 10110100110101 10110101110010 11011101010101 10110101111101 0101010011010111 0101 11010110110011 11110101010011 11000101110111 01010101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 498
  • Average number of words per stanza: 86
  • Amount of lines: 96
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, in, as, to, heah, us, what, his, that, who are repeated.

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

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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