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  • Rhyme scheme: a b aaccddXeeeffee ggeeaaddhhaaffiiccjj ddbbkkbbffaa Xfbbcceeeebbll bbddggeedddd bbmmddffcceeddbbii ddccaaffdd iinnffccbbaammbbddbbllXleedd llaaeedd bbiikkffaaff ddmmnnllgoee eebbaaffffddee ffddeeddffmmee ddeebbddccnneeeeeeffff cceeeekXeeaaeeggmmeepp ee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,14,20,12,14,12,18,10,28,8,12,12,14,14,22,22,8,8,8,8,12,8,16,8,20,24,18,8,18,12,10,8,12,6,8,30,24,10,12,10,8,16,12,22,8,12,12,14,16,14,12,12,21,
  • 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: 606
  • Average number of words per stanza: 104
  • Amount of lines: 720
  • 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, in, as, columbus, their, to, her, nor, or, his, that, with, by, hence, my, where are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, and, one, where, the, when, that are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase nile connects the lines.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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