This is an analysis of the poem The Columbiad: Book Ii that begins with:

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b cXdd eeaaffccccggaa Xahhiiccffbh XXjjkkkkllkkmmXchhll nniigXggXcmmffggmmcc aammkkffkkiiggXgccccXgkk iiiikkkkXcggiiffll ccXimmiimmcc cckkcclXcckkXa kkhhccff ccffkkcX kkccXaXfkkaaggcc ffaaiill ffffmmiihhccff aakkeeccXgmmcc hhiikk kkccccaaiicciiffccll
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,4,14,12,20,20,24,18,12,14,8,8,16,8,14,14,6,20,6,14,8,12,14,8,12,22,8,14,16,8,12,12,12,12,10,16,6,16,4,18,10,12,8,24,10,6,6,10,12,8,8,10,31,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
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  • Amount of stanzas: 55
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 545
  • Average number of words per stanza: 94
  • Amount of lines: 650
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; of, and, that, in, its, their, as, his, or, all, so, they, no, thy, to, there, her, my, nor are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words what, ere, no, where, the, his are repeated.

    The author used the same words yet, the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of The Columbiad: Book Ii;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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