This is an analysis of the poem The Revolution that begins with:

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Not yet had History's Aetna smoked the skies,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bXbXcXdd X aecaecafegfg X achgicahgXiaddjkckajajkcleececcXceec X mnmnaaccdnaoXoXanneoXecndeeXndadak a kddhkdhohcpopeebenennbXcnckcggnbeeenkebkqnqoboeXmboX a mmmbhbhicdicrc X emkoeok X cncppnomcojmcjooo X cdendXnedenooaenXoXoacnoocaccXao n rpenbgerngrgXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,1,12,1,36,1,34,1,52,1,14,1,7,1,17,1,32,1,19,1,15,1,16,1,72,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 11110010101 11010101100 1101010111 01011000100 10011001 01010101100 010100101101 10001010101 1 1101010111 01011101 100100111 01100001001 1011010101 1011010101 01010101 10010010111 0100110101 11010010101 1111010111 1011000101 1 1101010101 11110101 01001001101 1001110101 0101010001001 01010100111 1001010100001 10010011111 01010001 01011100100 1001110101 1001011101 1100001110101 011101101001 1101010001 1011001010111 01100100111 00101110101 01010011 110100101 1101010101001 1000111011001 1001001001 110000111 010101100 0101010101011 110101011101 011111000101 1101011101 0101 1001100111 0100100110 101100111001 111101 1001110101 0100101 1 1101110110001 01000101 01001001 10010100 10100111 01010101 0101011111 0101110011 01111101 1101011111 1101010101 11010101 10010100 010011000101 010101011101 1101010101 1100011001 010010100 0100111011 11110101 0100111100 010010010001 0111011101 11001101101 110101011 010101000011 110010111001 011011111 11011111 110111010111 1111010101 0100010101 11001111001 11000010001 1 1101010111 01010101 11011101 110001001 01010011001 10101000101 1101011111 0111100101 1011011101 0101001101 0101010111 0101010111 0101110101 0101011101 1111010101 1011000101 1100110001 01010100001 0101010101 1011010101 11010011101 0101010011101 1011101010110 11001100101 1101011101 1111110001 01001100101 1001110101 1100010101 1000011101 100100100 11010100101 11010111 1001111 01011111 11010010 01010111 01010100101 111111110101 1101010101 100101111111 10010111 0101010101 0101110010001 11011101 0110001 11001100 01100100 010101101 0100110101 10010101 11110001000101 1 1101110010111 0111 11010010001 01111101 1001010001 10010100101 1101111101 1011110001 11010101 011110010 101100101 010101 010010 01011110101 1 1111110101 01101 0101 11010101 01001010111 1101010101 00101011001 1 11011100111 0101011101 11000011111 0101001101 110110110101 1101010101 0111001101 110010110001 11010011111 01000010111 001011011001 0110010101 0111010101 1001101100001 1001110001 100010011100001 1001011000101 1 01010101 1101101101 11011001 0101111111 1001000001 11001111110 10111110001 11001111101 0011110111 010101001 01010100101 1101001101 01010100101 1101010011 1111111111 1100111100 110110000100 110101001001 10011101010010 10010010101 011101 01011100101 1001011111 10010100101 10010110111 10110100101001 100100100111 10100101001 110111110101 10010011101110 10010010101101 100100110101 1 111011001110110 1101111110011 1 110100111001001 1001110010010010 1011101 110101 1001011001010 11110111110101 1011001101000101 100101010010010 110000111101001 11111010010010 11010010010010010 101101101001011 1011110010110100 110100111100101 11010110100101 1 1 100101 1011010111 0101010011 10010101 110010101 010100101 11010001 01010101 01110101001 11100101 100011111 10111011 111100111001 11110010101 11001010101 1 1101010101 0110010101 0111010101 100001100101 01001010101 0101110101 110000010101 11000101001 1111010101 100000101 010101001 1111110101 1000011101 11010101 0101110101 0101100101001 1 100101 1110010111 11011100101 1111010100 0100111101 010111010101 11010100101 01001010101 100111001001 11000100101 11110011101 0101011101 11011111111 1100010101 111101011101 010010101 10110100101 1100010111 10011101 110111010 01000101 010101001 1101010101 01110000101 01001110001 0101000111 11000010101 11010101100 100011000111 01000110101 1001010111 11001010101 0111000101 01010100001 01111010101 0101010101 1101110111 00110101 01010011000 1011010010001 111101110101 110010110101 01010011101 11001101 010001010 11010101 0101010101 11010110101 010110001 10010101 01000111 01010101 1100101 01001011010 10111101 101010101 1011011100 01000101 0101010101 11010010101 1011011111 0101000100 011111 01000101 0101010101 010101110101 0101010101 1011011101 01010110111 1101010101 1101010101 1110001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 26
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 550
  • Average number of words per stanza: 95
  • Amount of lines: 347
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; of, her, to, hence, and, they, in, victory, she, for, what are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words for, her, torn, they, saw, what, the are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of The Revolution;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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