This is an analysis of the poem An English Peasant that begins with:

To pomp and pageantry in nought allied,
A noble peasant, Isaac Ashford, died.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaccaaaabbddeeaaaaaaffaaaaggccaaeeaahhaaeeiihhhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 52,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111000111 0101010101 1011100111 0101010101 0111010101 1111010101 1111110101 1101110001 11010010101 1011110011 0101010101 1001010101 0101011101 1101011101 0101010101 1101111001 0101001001 1101110001 1001011101 0111011101 1111010101 1101011101 1101010101 1011011011 0111011101 1101010111 0100111101 1011010101 1101011101 0111110101 1101011111 10010010101 1011000111 0101011101 0101011101 01010100101 10010110101 1111100111 1001110101 010101001001 11010001001 1101111101 1111111101 10110011001 1111011101 0101110101 0101010101 1101010001 1111110101 1011010111 1101110111 0101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2298
  • Average number of words per stanza: 409
  • Amount of lines: 52
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; no, he, his, in, pride, that, to are repeated.

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