This is an analysis of the poem A Democratic Hymn that begins with:

Republicans of differing views
Are pro or con protection;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacacdade fgfghihihade
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010001001 1111010 01010111 1111010 01010101 1111110 01010101 1101110 11000110 1101010 10111101 1111110 11001101 1101110 01010001 11001010 11110101 11001010 10111111 0100110 11010101 1101110 1011110111 111000110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 389
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; three, and are repeated.

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

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