This is an analysis of the poem America that begins with:

NOR War nor Peace, forever, old and young,
But Strength my theme, whose song is yet unsung, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccXdcceeeeffgghh ddd dhhbbiiiihhaagg jjkkhhddj jllddjjggggii ddiihh jjmmiihhddddggaann ggooaaee llgg ddhhbbhh Xdmmmmgg ddggllbb iilleXppii ggkkhhkk kkiiiihhggkkddkkkhhkkllhhjjiiiidXXmmddllhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,16,3,15,9,13,6,18,8,4,8,8,8,10,8,42,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010111 1111110101 0101010101 0111010111 01010011001 010010010101 0101001110 0101001101 1101111101 1101110001 11000101001 0101010111 010110101 1101110101 0101010101 0101110101 11010100111 1101111111 1111011101 0101010111 11010010101 0101010101 01111101101 0111010101 1110011101 01001010111 1100110101 0101011110 1101010101 0101010101 11001110111 0101110100 01010100111 0101010111 0101110101 11001000101 1101010011 1101110101 0101111101 1101110101 0101110001 11011100111 1111010101 11111101001 0101010101 1101010101 0101111111 11110100101 11010101001 101010101 0101110101 0101110101 0111011101 01001010101 010011000111 0101010101 0101010101 0101111101 1100100011001 0101010101 1111010101 0111010101 1101000101 0101010101 0101010111 1110010101 11010010111 11001110101 1101010101 1100010111 1101110101 01010101001 1101011101 1111110001 1111011101 0101010101 0101011101 1101110011 1111011101 1101110001 1111000101 1111011101 1101010011 0101000111 1101110101 1111011001 1101110001 1111010111 11101111111 1110001101 0100010101 1101100101 110100101 010101111 1111110001 0111011111 11010101001 11011010111 1111110001 01001001001 1101001111 0101110101 11010101001 1101011101 11010101010 11001110101 1111011101 1111010101 11010010111 0111110111 1101010111 11011101001 1111110001 111011101 1111010101 11001010101 1111110101 1101111101 1111010101 1111111111 01110011111 1101010101 1101011111 00111010101 1111010001 0101110100 1101011101 0111110111 1101010101 11010001001 1101001101 01010010101 11011010101 1101001101 1101010111 0101010101 0101010101 0101011101 1111111111 11001110001 1101001101 1100011101 11011001101 1101010101 1101000100 0111010111 0111110101 0101011101 0101011101 1111010101 01001011101 110011001011 1101110101 1101001111 0101011101 0111110111 1101011101 1111110101 0111010001 11011100101 1101001101 11110010111 1111010101 110010101001 1111111111 0100110011 0111110001 01001010101 11110011101 11011110110 0111010101 1011010011 0111100101 0101000111 1101010100 1111011111 1101110011 01010010101 0111010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 17
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 475
  • Average number of words per stanza: 82
  • Amount of lines: 179
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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, their, and, its, in, they, her, nor, for, no, that, our, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words their, the, a, no, our, here, some, to are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of America;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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