This is an analysis of the poem Oh Man! that begins with:

Man hath harnessed the lightning;
Man hath soared to the skies; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaXbXb bbcbXdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110010 111001 101111000 101011 1011110 1001001 10010111 100011 0101010 010101 10100101 1001001 11001010 111101 11011101 1011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 250
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; his is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Oh Man!;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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