This is an analysis of the poem New Morality that begins with:

From mental mists to purge a nation's eyes;
To animate the weak, unite the wise; ... full text

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,10,4,6,8,12,16,10,8,8,4,14,25,18,10,20,13,6,4,4,4,4,26,12,16,10,6,9,12,4,10,6,4,6,4,8,12,4,10,12,8,6,8,20,6,4,6,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
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  • Amount of stanzas: 48
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 452
  • Average number of words per stanza: 75
  • Amount of lines: 512
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, of, and, with, for, his, in, her, by, that, save, who, how, as, our, thy, your, its, their are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, the, no, with, and, in, by, candour, how, its, peace, that are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases free, true connect the lines.

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  • summary of New Morality;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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