This is an analysis of the poem The Borough. Letter V: The Election that begins with:

YES, our Election's past, and we've been free,
Somewhat as madmen without keepers be;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbbcXddeeccffggcXhhffggiidXhhffcccXjjffaaddbbkkbbllfXiiddmmnnggccddffhhddggmmffllffnnggnngggghhccgghhmXggddddggggnnhhhhggddggggbXddiiaaffggggkXoXffbXggnXbXfXiXffhXXcggoXcciiffnXiiaaXgccbbaaggXfccaaXddccggii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 209,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101011101 1111001100 11010010101 1101010111 1111110001 0101110101 0101011001 1111011100 1111110101 11010101101 0101011101 0111010101 0111111101 1111011101 1001111101 0101111101 0101000101 1101011101 1011010101 1101110110 1111010001 1101111111 1111011101 1101110111 1111011101 1111011111 1101010111 0101010011 1101111101 11010101010 10001110101 1111110001 0111111101 1001011101 1101000101 0111110101 1101010001 11011110010 1101010101 0011110111 0101111001 1101110101 1111110101 1001001101 1111111101 0011010101 1101111001 1101011111 1101110101 0101110101 1111011101 1101101111 0101110111 1001110101 0101011111 0111100111 0111010011 0101011101 1011000101 1011011001 1101010101 1101110101 10110101101 1101010101 1111110111 1001110111 1111111101 1111110011 1101111001 1101111001 1101010101 1101011111 11110100101 1111000111 0001100101 1111110101 11010100101 1101010101 0111010101 0010001001 1101000101 01010101001 10001010101 1101001101 1111010101 1111110101 1111110111 1111110101 1101010101 1101110101 0111011101 1111111101 1011110001 0101111101 1101011111 0101010101 10011100001 1001011110 11110101001 0111110101 0101100101 0101100111 1111010101 1101011111 0101011101 0101111111 1110011101 1101110111 1101010111 1111011111 0101010101 1101001111 1101110101 1101010001 1101000101 11010100001 0111010101 1101000111 0101110111 1101010001 1111110101 1111010111 1101010101 1111110101 1101110111 0111001101 110101001001 1111110101 1101010101 01010100101 11011010111 1001010101 0111010101 0011110111 1001110111 0111010101 11010001001 1101010111 1101010101 1111010101 1101110101 11111100111 11110101101 1001010101 1001011101 1101111101 1101010111 11011111110 11110010001 1111010111 11110101001 1101110101 1101111011 1101010111 1101010101 111100101001 1001110111 0111111110 1111110101 11011100101 1111010011 10110011101 1111010111 1101110001 1111110111 1111110111 1101110110 1101011101 1111110111 1111000101 11110010011 11010101010 1101110111 1111010101 11110100101 1111010101 1011010011 1101110111 1001011101 11111001010 1111110101 0100111101 01010101001 0111010111 1011010111 0011010101 1101110101 0101010101 1111110111 1111011101 1111010101 1101110111 0101010101 1101110101 0101010101 1111110101 1001000101 1101010101 1111100010 01101000101 1010111100 10111010101 0111010101 0111110101 1111010001 1111110011 0111010101 1101000101 1101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 9356
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1734
  • Amount of lines: 209
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; and, half, with, you, their, to, of, or, but, his, ', for, i, he, if, we, could are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

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