This is an analysis of the poem A Welcome From The 'Johnson Club' that begins with:

To William John Courthope, _March 12, 1903_
When Pope came back from Trojan wars once more,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aaaa XXbb ccddaaee ffccXgeeggXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,8,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 010110111 1111010111 1101011101 1101100111 11011110111 1111001101 1111110101 1111011101 1101011101 1011111101 1100010101 1101110111 0101000101 1101100111 0111011101 1011101111 0101010101 0011110001 0101000101 0101010101 1011110111 1101010110 1001011101 1000110111 1101000101 1001010001 1101010011 1111110001 1111010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 207
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • 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; by, or are repeated.

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

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