This is an analysis of the poem A Welcome To Lowell that begins with:

Take our hands, James Russell Lowell,
Our hearts are all thy own;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb Xded fcfc ghdh gbeb Xdid caga iddd ijbj Xbjb edad Xdjd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111010 111111 0111110 110101 00100110 101111 1111010 0010001 10111011 1010111 1111111 010101 1100110 0011101 10101011 110101 1111110 1010101 01100100 101111 1110010 011101 10111010 0011001 1111110 111110 1001010 010111 1011010 111101 1101010 110101 111011010 1101001 11001110 0010101 10111000 1011111 1111110 111111 0101011 110101 1111010 010101 1101010 110111 1111110 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 118
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, for are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words for, i are repeated.

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

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  • summary of A Welcome To Lowell;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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