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

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  • Rhyme scheme: a a X bbccddbbaaeeffgghhii hhjjiihh ffhhiiddjjbb jjggiibbii ffbbiikkggggbbbbbb hhbb bbiiiihhbbaabbhhaallcc eecciiggXhffbbhhffiiaaggffiiiXiihhgg hhbbiiggkkbb eeiimmeecchh eefnjjee bbXaeeeeiihheehX iiXgbboohhhhiikXkkddiiccaahhffggeebbjjffggff Xhbbkkbbggaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,20,8,12,10,18,4,22,36,12,12,8,16,44,24,14,10,34,4,10,22,12,10,6,8,6,12,12,14,10,30,6,18,12,10,18,18,8,18,12,6,18,12,14,6,6,4,8,4,12,25,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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  • Amount of stanzas: 54
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 605
  • Average number of words per stanza: 103
  • Amount of lines: 699
  • 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, in, to, his, on, their, from, my, thy, with, your, and, some, her, let are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words from, and, her, to, where, the, his, no, again, with are repeated.

    The author used the same word where 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 Viii;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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