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

The legislators pass along
A solemn, self-important throng!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddeX ffgghh iiddebcXdd jjddaaee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,4,6,10,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 01010101 1100101 11010101 11000111 110011101 1101111 01110001 01010101 11110111 01010101 11010011 10110001 01010101 11011101 11010111 10010101 11010101 11010111 10110001 110101001 01010001 11011110 01011100 01110101 01010001 01011101 11011101 11001101 11000101 01011111 11010101 11010101 110100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 231
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The Procession;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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