This is an analysis of the poem Hymn For The Celebration Of Emancipation At Newburyport that begins with:

NOT unto us who did but seek
The word that burned within to speak,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeffffggXXeehhiijjhheeffkkffllkkmmnnffnn
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 48,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011011 01110101 11010101 01010101 01110101 01000101 11111111 01010101 11110101 01111101 11011101 11010111 11110101 01010101 11110111 11011101 11111101 01000111 11010101 11010101 01110111 10010101 01010111 11110101 11010101 11010101 1100110001 11010111 11111001 11011101 10110111 11101101 11111101 01110101 11110101 101110101 11111101 111100110 11110101 11010101 01011101 01110101 01011101 010100111 01110101 01111101 11111111 01010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1698
  • Average number of words per stanza: 332
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, we, of, nor, thy are repeated.

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

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