This is an analysis of the poem The Bridal Of Pennacook that begins with:

We had been wandering for many days
Through the rough northern country. We had seen... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdeafageehcbaibXcecacjXdXeakb fbaelfambaana falifidnleoXphlabaqbqbqXeebflanlfhiamh ijgbcgacaaebcpmalbc mlffaarnchcaaXeaokaanelarqamXXacsXedabXelaafflcaan bafjeecalkganbajbaemeqehc d aabbbbii aaaa ggXbaall ccbb llcc bbbb ggaa X ececceiqi bbbbdddb eeebdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 31,13,38,19,50,25,1,8,4,8,4,4,4,4,1,9,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,16,1,4,4,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,1,4,4,4,8,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,6,6,6,6,6,4,2,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,6,6,6,6,4,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101001101 1011010111 0110010101 10110110001 01000111 0111010101 1111010001 0011011111 1001010101 01010110101 0011011101 10110001001 1100111101 1100010101 0101011101 1111010101 10001110101 10110100101 10100110001 0101010111 01100101010 0011100101 11011101001 0101010101 0110011010 10010100111 11111011010 01110010001 11100000111 1000101110 1001010001 1111010101 100011101110 10010010001 0011000111 01010000001 11011100101 11001010100 0101110101 0111011101 1001100101 101100110101 11110001010 0100110001 1011011101 1101001111 01010101010 0011010101 1101111111 1011101101 1101100101 01011111010 10110101010 0111000101 1100010011 01110111100 110100111 0111100101 10110101010 011100100010 1101011001 1111010101 110010101010 01010101001 01010100100 110100100110 1001000100 11010101100 0100110101 11010110010 0101110101 1001010101 11010101010 10110001010 10110111010 010010111111 1101110001 1110010101 1111110101 00111111001 11011101101 100111101 0101111011101 0111011101 0100010111 11101011100 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01011110110 0101001101 0111110011 0001000101 10100 110111010101 11001001101 111001111101 101101101011 0111001011111 001011011001 11101011111 11011011001 11111011101 111101111001 11101001111 01001001101 11011011011 11100011011 11001111110 1010100010001 111001011011 11001011001 101011001011 101001001111 011001101001 01101001001 110011010101 101011101011 101101011101 001101111011 101101011011 101011011101 11001001001 11011001001 10101011101 01011101111 111011001101 01001001001 111101001101 01001101001 10100 1101110001 1100010111 10110100111 01011001001 11011111001 1111011101 11110011001 01010001100 1100011101 1011101 1110101 10100101 1010101 1011111 1010101 0011111 10111 10100111 1000111 1010101 10111001 10110101 10111001 0011101 10111 100101001 1010111 1010101 00101110 10101010 101111010 11101010 001110 1010100 1010101 0011101 0011101 1010101 1010101 1010111 11111 1010111 1011111 1011101 1010111 1100111 1010111 0010111 10011 10101010 10101010 111111010 10010111 10111110 11101010 10101110 01111 1111101 1010010 10100011 101111011 1010100 1011111 1110101 01111 1010111 1010111 1010101 10101111 1010101 1011101 1000111 101001 10101010 10111010 001001110 1011101 10010100 1011100 0111101 11111 1010101 1010111 1011101 11111011 1110101 1111101 1010101 10101 1011101 1110111 10100101 0101100 00100101 10111010 1010101 10111 1011100 0110101 1010100 1001111 11111010 100101010 10001110 10111 10110101 111010 1010100 1010101 00101010 101011010 10110110 10001 1010 01110101 01010101 010010111 0101001001 11010111 11010111 00110101 001101010001 111001010 11000111 101101010 010101001 110101010 01110101 110111110 100111010111 010010111 010101001 11010101 01011101 01110101 10011111 11010101 1111110010111 11011111 11010101 11110011 11010101 01010111 11111111 11010101 110111010101 01111101 01010101 01110111 01011101 10010101 01011111 01110101 010101001101 01100111 10010101 01110111 01110111 110110101 11010111 11010111 010111110101 10010111 11010101 11011101 11010101 100110101 01110101 110000101 0100111101001 01000101 01010101 01010001 01001101 01010101 010101011 11111101 1011111010001 01000101 01010111 01111111 01101001 01011101 11011110 11010101 010101010101 00011100 010100101 01011111 01000111 11010111 01110111 11010101 110101111101 01011101 01011101 01010101 11010111 010010111 01010111 01011101 011101110101 110010100 110010111 01000101 01010101 11110101 11010001 11010011 010011010101 1010 11110101 1010010101 1100111101 101100111 1010101110 100011111 10010111 100110101 00100101011 111111001 11110101 110101101 010111101 1010101100 1100101101 1110100111 1010101101 010010100 111010111 01011101 0010100111 01010001001 11110111 111010100 110100101 0010100100 10111111 11101001 01000101 11011100 101000111 111010100 01011110 10011111 0101111001 0011101001 100111001 110110101 110011111 10111101 10011111 001010010 100101001 1101000100 10111111 00100100100 11110111 00101001 111001110 1001001110 110100101 1100101000 110111111 0010110101 10010111 1010100101 1100111001 110110101 1001101 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11000101010 1011000101 101101010010 0101010100 0101001101 010101111100 01010111110 0101010111 01000100010 1001010111 0101110001 0100010110100 1111110001 0111010101 1011011111 10010010101 1101010101 011101010011 0101010110 0101010101 1001010011 1101010101 1001010101 010101110001 11100 0111011101 11010010111 1101111111 10110100101 1011011111 1101110101 11010101001 0111010101 0111010101 11010000101 1101011101 0111000111 1111000111 0101010101 1100110001 0011011001 0111010101 0111010101 11011100111 1001000101 1101011100 1011010101 1101000101 0101010111 1101000101 0100011101 101000101 11010011010 1011010101 0011001101 11010101010 10010101010 0111011001 0111010101 11001101001 1101010110 0101010101 1001010001 1001110011 1101110101 1111110101 0101100101 1001111101 1111000100 1101010111 0111011101 11011010101 11010100101 01111111001 0101001101 11110011001 1101111101 1101110101 1011010111 01011111101 1101110001 11001010101 1011100101 1001010101 10110001101 1100011101 0011010101 1101010101 1011110101 1111110001 1111010001 00110011011 0101010101 11010000101 0111011101 1101010101 0111110100 10010 0111110111 0101000101 1011010011 1000101111 1101010101 11011010101 0111010100 1011010101 1111010011 1011111101 1001110001 11010001111 1011001101 01111100101 0111010101 01001011101 0101000101 1011110001 1011110101 11110110111 0101110001 0111010101 011101010010 11011101010 1110000101 1001001101 1101010101 0101000111 1011010111 1011111101 1011010001 001101111100 11010010 011111 001111 1011010 11001 01001111111 1110111011 111010 11111 111110 11001 11001101111 1110111011 0011110 11011 0110011 11001 111011101111 1110111011 011010 11011 110011 01101 01111101101 1110111111 110100 11101 0110011 11001 110110110010 1110111011 1101000101 0111010101 1111011111 1011110111 1011010111 0101010001 0101010111 1011001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 116
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 259
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 749
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; of, and, our, thy, there, powers, or, on, from, with, no, her, his, by are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, of, from, thy, the, no, on are repeated.

    The author used the same words a, unknown, the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word more at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase still connects the lines.

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  • summary of The Bridal Of Pennacook;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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