This is an analysis of the poem A Romance Of Canada that begins with:

An English youth to Canada came,
A labourer, John Roe by name;...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddefbbeeddggaahhiiddaa ggaceeccggiibbiihhjjXkbblliimm ccnnooccckggccffiiXaggbbiimmeehhppddiihheqggbbq ecceeggrrbbiicciieeiillaaffnnii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,30,47,31,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101001 01001111 01011111 101001 11010011 110110101 11000111 11010111 110100110 01000110 011011001 11011101 11011011 11001101 111000101 011101101 11010101 11110111 01111111 11110101 11100101 010010010 11010101 11011101 11011101 11111101 11010111 10110011 01010001 11100101 110010001 11110011 001100111 11110111 10110011 110111101 111111110 110111110 10110001 01110111 10010111 1011101 11000101 10011111 11100101 11010111 10011101 110101111 11100100 01011011 01010111 10010101 11110101 11111111 11101111 10011110 11110111 11111101 11100101 01010101 110110010 10101010 111101001 11110101 1100101001 111000101 10111101 11011111 110100101 01001111 1010111 11010111 11010010 10111110 10011101 011010001 101110100 10010111 1110101 00110101 11000101 100010111 11010111 10010101 11011001 11101101 11011101 11111111 001101101 01000101 11000111 11011101 01011101 01011011 11111101 10110101 11111111 01110111 10111101 10111101 11101110 110101110 101111001 11110101 10010111 110101001 10110101 11011101 11111101 11010111 11111111 010011111 11011111 11011001 101110101 110110011 110011111 11110101 11110101 11011111 11011111 11010111 01111101 01011001 10011101 0111111 01110111 01111111 01110101 11011011 110011010 11111110 111110010 111100110 11100101 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1221
  • Average number of words per stanza: 232
  • Amount of lines: 136
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; he, their, to, and, they are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words but, and, for, with are repeated.

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