This is an analysis of the poem Granta: A Medley that begins with:

Oh! could Le Sage's demon's gift
Be realized at my desire, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abac deXe aeae ebXb fgfg ahah gbgb idid jkjk alal hhhh kXkX daXa agag meme ahah aeae hchc ngng odod ojoj gbgb dcdc momoXdede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010101 010111010 011100111 01011101 111001101 01011101 10111111 01010101 11111101 10110001 11010111 01010101 11001101 110101010 01011100 110101110 11011101 10110101 11100101 11010111 11010011 110100010 11111001 111110010 10010001 111111110 01010101 0100101010 10010111 010011010 11010111 110111010 110101010 010100010 110100010 110100010 110101001 010101010 110000101 010101010 11110001 1101001110 010100101 0100101010 010100101 01000101 01000101 01001000 110111010 111101010 01010100 110100010 11010101 11110010 11001101 110010101 11010001 11010101 01010111 11010101 010111010 110000110 011100010 011101010 11011111 11001101 010010101 01010101 11010101 11111111 01010101 11010101 00010101 01010101 11110101 01010101 110101001 1010101010 11011001 010101010 010101010 111111011 010111010 0100111110 010101110 110101010 010111010 1101001010 11110111 010110011 11111111 010011101 10110101 01010101 11011101 11110101 11111101 1111011 11111101 010101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 25
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 100
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; their is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words when, no are repeated.

    The author used the same words then, who at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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