This is an analysis of the poem The Great Journalist In Spain that begins with:

Good editor Dana-God bless him, we say-
Will soon be afloat on the main,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaab cdccd ceccX dbddb fbffb egeeg dbXdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01001011111 01001101 001001 101101 001001001 11111011001 101101101 111101 010001 101001101 11101011101 1010010110 101011 101001 1110110100 11111011001 11001001 11011 111001 01001001 11011101011 110101011 111001 01111 011001101 01001011011 101001001 101011 001001 001001111 010011011101 101001101 101011 101101 111001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 167
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; of is repeated.

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

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