This is an analysis of the poem Prejudice that begins with:

IN yonder red-brick mansion, tight and square,
Just at the town's commencement, lives the mayor.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccddeeff gghheeiiaaaaddffjjjjkkhh ffjjllaammabnnnjjjj ddddooooeekkeeddddlleeeepp bbllab aallllkkjjooaaoXhhXdffdd ddllhXffeellff qqccaaaagg ddccjjllXnhhnnnnffllee nneefrllaafrccddffdd ddddddeedd jjllnncXgg ffjjggffddffjjeeffgg nngglXccff ddmmddffcc aajjl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,24,19,26,6,24,14,10,22,20,10,10,20,10,10,18,14,12,22,40,24,8,16,12,18,22,10,18,28,20,18,12,6,24,14,44,14,12,30,16,29,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
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  • Amount of stanzas: 42
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 753
  • Average number of words per stanza: 131
  • Amount of lines: 735
  • 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; and, her, or, of, to, they, not, there, his, he, it, which, think, few, but, that, so, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, it, that, but, and, to, of, his, where, hears, which, how, thus are repeated.

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

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