This is an analysis of the poem Emmanuel that begins with:

In the New World, the hemisphere unknown
When, Hebrew-wise, Moriah uttered praise-... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbcXX deXcbfX gcgXdgX aefdbaX hcXhXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0011010101 110110101 0011010011 0101010111 0011011101 1101010100 0011100 0101101111 1011111101 01010011101 1101001111 1101011101 1101110011 0011100 0101010101 0101010101 1101010101 0100010111 1001011101 1101110001 0011100 0111111101 1001010001 1011010101 1101110101 1101010001 01010001001 0011100 1111010110 0101001101 1101010101 10001010001 1101000101 0100010111 0011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 268
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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, in, we, as, new, old are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word as is repeated.

    The author used the same word in at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word shekinah at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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