This is an analysis of the poem John Brown that begins with:

Though for your sake I would not have you now
So near to me tonight as now you are, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdebdfgXhiajklbbmafilfdadddhicjcdeihd jhnimcobdpfdiihchoidhfabqgdpXndfghcleidlnop ijdcpicaffdighdihfdcmhjbXX filembjimqhafgdbfnidlfccbdboffdadiehpkfkcfjcjfjgch ophlhcadpdfdbdaahnephXihiihqiocgfdhdbcapch
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 39,43,26,50,42,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111111111 1101011111 1111010011 11011111110 1111011111 1111010011 1111100101 10101010101 1101000100 0100111101 1111011001 1110101000 1011110101 1101011100 11010011001 1001100101 1101011101 1111001111 1111010101 0101110011 0101010101 0101011001 1001011011 1101111100 1111101101 0101011111 11010111010 1100111111 1100010011 1101010101 0111110100 1011010100 1101010100 0111111111 1111111101 0111110101 0111110100 1111010111 1111101111 1111111111 1111110101 10111101110 1101010101 1111101101 1101110110 0101010100 0111011111 0111010010 1101111111 0110010100 1101010101 0101011000 1110101101 1011011011 1011011001 0100011001 0101011011 1110111110 1111111101 1111010001 1100110111 0010010101 1111011101 1101010100 1100010101 1101110111 11111111110 1111010111 11010111110 1111010001 11110100110 010101101010 11010111111 0100101100 01110011011 0100111101 0100111101 01111101010 1101110011 01111101010 11001010111 1011010100 1111110111 11110111000 10010101010 1111010011 1000111111 1100110111 1111000101 1111110111 11101101010 11111111010 1111111001 1111110101 1111010101 1101111111 11111100010 10110100111 1101110111 0101111111 1011010111 1101110111 1101011001 1111010101 01110100101 0111010101 1100011000 1101010110 0111110101 1111100101 0101010101 1101010111 1111011011 0111111101 1101010111 1111010101 1111111101 11011111010 1111001101 01110001101 1100011111 11110011010 11111101110 1001111111 1101110101 01111111010 1111110111 1111110111 01011010101 1011010101 1111110100 1110011111 0101010101 1101011101 0111011101 1111111100 0101010100 1001110101 1101010011 1111011111 0100110111 1010111111 1110011101 1101110111 1101111101 10110000111 1101001101 1101010101 11110101001 1111011111 1111110100 1111011101 0101010101 0111111111 0111110101 01001000010 0110010001 11100101011 1101011101 00110111110 1011010111 1111011001 0111010111 0100110111 1001010111 11111111101 1010011100 11000011101 101100111010 0101010111 1001010101 110100101010 11111101111 1101011101 1010010101 111101001010 1101010101 11110111010 1111011111 1111001101 01011111110 1100110110 1101110101 01111100101 1001010100 1111110111 1101110101 1111010111 11111111010 1101010101 1111101101 11011110001 11011101010 1111011111 01110100110 1001010111 1011110011 1110000100 1111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1410
  • Average number of words per stanza: 282
  • Amount of lines: 199
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; i, and, of, more, to, come, they, told, them, saw, it, me, no, their, my, him, as, with, might, have, so are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words for, may, to, a, i are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines man, fires are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase dreaming connects the lines.

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