This is an analysis of the poem Washington Mcneely that begins with:

Rich, honored by my fellow citizens,
The father of many children, born of a noble mother,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbbcaXbdceaXeXFXXFXbFXFbFcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 29,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101110100 010010101001010 111 00110110101 10101101 1110101101001010 01111110110110 10101101110 0011 1101010 11000110 11011001010 10110100110 01010101 111010001 101011 11101101 1010110010 10101 11101101 11100001010 10010011111001 11101101 1011101101011 11101101 1101000110 11101101 110001 1010111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1085
  • Average number of words per stanza: 205
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, i, my are repeated.

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

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