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

Type of two mighty continents!--combining
The strength of Europe with the warmth and glow... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccddefefggahheeiiaiijijii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 29,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10110100010 0101000111 01011100010 01011010101 1101111001 1001111101 01001011111 1011010001 1001000101 1011010111 100100100101 1101010001 1101011111 01001001100 11110101010 01010100101 0101001101 11110010101 0101010001 1101010101 011000101 01011001110 0111010101 1101011111 01010101001 100100100101 0101010100 1101000101 0111110011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1275
  • Average number of words per stanza: 229
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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, who are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word of is repeated.

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