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

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b ccddaaccccee ffccggddhhiijjiiddee eeeeeekkiiXleecc eemmccnmccoo ggmmeeiiooggmmnmffll ddkk ddeeoommdd cceeff ddccccff ccggeedd mmeeooddnnccaammmm aammppggeeeedddd aammmmddiieeccggaaii eemmddeeeecckkqqddaarrmm ddnnXdbbrrccii cXcceeaa ccddXcnmffdd ccee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,12,20,16,12,20,4,10,6,8,8,18,16,20,24,14,8,12,22,10,12,12,16,20,12,36,12,20,14,14,22,10,12,12,12,18,32,12,12,12,6,24,12,28,22,18,12,8,12,18,12,19,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
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  • Amount of stanzas: 54
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 668
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 776
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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, battle, to, cornwallis, army, in, their, his, our, they, nor, with, your, false, each, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words where, to, the, no 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.

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

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

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