This is an analysis of the poem Fitz-Greene Halleck that begins with:

AT THE UNVEILING OF HIS STATUE.
Among their graven shapes to whom... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abab cdcd eaea dede fdfd gXgh Xiii XXXi iiii dada bbbb ghgh aaaa XaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100100011 01110101 110101 11000111 111111 10010101 100101 11000101 110001 01010101 110111 11100101 110101 00011101 010111 11010101 010101 11111111 111111 110100101 110111 01111111 011111 11010101 010101 11010110 0101001 11001101 110101 110100101 010101 11000101 0101111 11011101 111101 01110101 010111 11110111 111111 11011101 110111 01111111 010001 11010111 010111 11010111 010101 01001111 111101 11011101 110101 11000101 110101 110100111 110101 111100100 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 118
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 57
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; and, thy, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words nor, the, and, our, new are repeated.

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