This is an analysis of the poem Daniel Neall that begins with:

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FRIENDof the Slave, and yet the friend of all;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbaccddddddddbbXbbcccaaeeeeeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1 1001110101 1001110111 01010010111 0101010101 1011010101 1001110100 1111110101 100100001001 1111010111 1001011101 0101111101 1100011111 1111010101 0101010101 1001010101 100111110001 1 1111110011 0111111101 1111000101 1001010001 0101010101 1010100100 1101011101 1111010101 1001110101 0101110101 0111110100 1111010101 1101011101 111101110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1338
  • Average number of words per stanza: 243
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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, with are repeated.

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