This is an analysis of the poem Vision Of Columbus - Book 1 that begins with:

Long had the Sage, the first who dared to brave
The unknown dangers of the western wave,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccccddeeeeddffgg hheeaahhccbbXdij ggXiddee eeaaffggee aaddkkffhheebbeeff ggcc ddddcceellXgmm ffeeeeffllhheeddffllnnffffee ccllggcc ddddggggddffXcbbbbffcXggeeddbbnnffffbbffaaiiddddffddbbddddllaaggddhhnneeffffggddggbbddddnnccjihhaalleeffeehhiiccddffaagg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,16,8,10,18,4,14,28,8,466,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
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  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2716
  • Average number of words per stanza: 457
  • Amount of lines: 592
  • 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; his, my, and, thy, no, their, your, its, in, here, ye, what are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words for, when, the, far, where, a, no, here, ye, what are repeated.

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