This is an analysis of the poem The Century Of Garibaldi that begins with:

We who have seen Italia in the throes,
Half risen but to be hurled to ground, and now... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddc eXee dfXd gXXg heeh iaai Xggb jXfj eaee heeh affa kllk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010001 11010010111 1011011111 11011011101 1101010001 1010010101 0101011101 01001001101 11010100101 1101010110 1010110001 11110101001 01011001001 11011011001 0101110010 1101010101 10011110111 01010101010 01110101100 1011000111 00010100011 1101111111 1101000101 1001010101 11010101001 11110101001 11000101010 0101110101 11010010101 0111011001 01010101001 1111010101 0101000101 0111010101 1101011101 01001111101 01010010101 1101010101 0101010101 1101010101 1011010001 0100111101 0101110001 01011100101 1111001001 0111000101 01000101001 1101011101 111100111 1101010111 1001010101 0100010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 186
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 52
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; her, his, earth are repeated.

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  • summary of The Century Of Garibaldi;
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