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

The vision resumed, and extended over the whole earth. Present character of different nations. Future progress of society with respect to commerce;... full text

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,12,12,30,28,32,6,20,6,28,8,16,14,12,10,28,10,16,8,10,8,10,22,16,6,18,12,8,18,10,18,28,34,18,10,12,18,24,16,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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  • Amount of stanzas: 42
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 699
  • Average number of words per stanza: 119
  • Amount of lines: 644
  • 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, or, where, all, their, her, that, his, from, to, him, she, its, thy, one are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words or, where, their, the, till, his, from, to, with, what, and, bade, one, of are repeated.

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

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