This is an analysis of the poem England And America that begins with:

1. ON A RHINE STEAMER.
Republic of the West, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abab cdcd efef gdgd chch hfhf agag h fgfg gfgf afaf ifif afaf jhjh dcdc fhfh cgcgXicic
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110 010001 010101 010001 010011 010101 110101 010001 010101 011111 010001 010101 110101 010101 110101 111100 010111 1100111 010001 110101 111101 1100101 010011 110001 010101 110011 010001 110101 110100 110010101 0100101 111101 111101 110101 010101 010011 010101 010101 110101 010001 100101 1100101 010101 011101 1101001 110101 010101 110001 010101 110111 011111 110111 0100001 110101 1100111 010011 110101 010001 010101 0100101 111101 010101 010101 010110 110011 110111 100001 100001 010101 110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 19
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 86
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 71
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; or, she, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words she, a, as are repeated.

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

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