This is an analysis of the poem The Power Of Steam that begins with:

We now do sing a new theme,
It is prodigious power of steam ;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd bXeeXccbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111011 000101001 1110111 1110101 01011111 0011111 1101001 11111111 11010001 11011101 1100110110 011001110 1110101 11101111 1110101 11010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; and, he are repeated.

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  • summary of The Power Of Steam;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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