This is an analysis of the poem The Banner Of Union that begins with:

Bring the Harp of the West, and the Pipes of the North,
When our Trumpet note calls to the field;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab BCAC bXXbdedeXBCAC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001101001 111011001 101011011011 111011111 111001011011 0001011110 11011101011 111110110 11001011001 1011110110 01101101001 11111011 101011001 0111111110 10110011111 110010110 111001011011 0001011110 11011101011 111110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 220
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; of, and, your are repeated.

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