This is an analysis of the poem Lines Written On The Pillar Erecting To The Memory Of Mr. Barlow that begins with:

Minister of the United States at Paris, WHO DIED AT NAROWITCH IN POLAND, ON HIS RETURN
FROM WILNA, DEC. 26, 1812.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX aabbaXccdd eeaaeeffgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1000001011101111000101001 010111 11001010101 0101010101 1011011111 1001110101 110010101001 1001010110 1101011111 1111011101 11110011101 1101010101 10010101001 1011011111 11110101111 0101010101 1101010001 01010010101 11010101001 1101010111 11010010101 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 326
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • 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.

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