This is an analysis of the poem The Pennsylvania Pilgrim that begins with:

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I sing the Pilgrim of a softer clime... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a Xbcbbcbbdbbddb c eee ffX ggg hhh ddd ddd hhh ddd aaa aaa aaa iii hhh aaa ddd bXb jjj fff eeX ddd kkX aaa jjj lll hhh mmm ddd aaa ccc eee ccc bbX XnX nnX aaa eee bbX iii aaa fff fff ooo aaa bbb fff aaa ppp ppp Xbb eee hhh ooo ddd ddd eee aaa Xkk qqq eee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,1,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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11010101010 01010101010 11111100101 1001011111 0111011111 1101010101 0011001100 1001011100 1011010101 1111010101 1011110111 1111111111 0101010101 01001011101 1101110101 1000110101 1001110101 1011010100 1111010101 10010010101 1001110111 0111010101 11110101110 1111110100 1101010100 10001011101 10010100110 11100111110 11110101010 1101111101 101100101 0111010101 1111111111 1100010100 1111010111 10010000101 1111011101 1111010101 1011010111 1011010101 0101010111 1111011101 11011100111 1101010111 0101110101 0101110111 1001100101 01011101001 11010100111 11011000101 0101010101 1101011111 1001110001 1111011101 0101111101 1101010111 1101110101 11010010101 1001010001 1101010101 11011110001 1101000101 0111010001 1101000111 1011000111 0101110101 0101010101 0001010001 10100010101 0101010111 0011010100 1101111100 1101110111 1101010101 1101110101 1101010101 0101110101 1111010111 0101111101 1101011101 1101010101 0101011101 1111010101 1011010101 1111010101 0101100011 1111010101 0101011111 1001110001 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1101010101 1001010101 1111000100 1011110101 1111010101 0101000101 1111001101 1011011101 1101010101 1101000111 110100101101 0111110111 00101010101 01001000100 1101010101 1101011101 0101011101 1001011111 01110100001 1101111001 0101010101 1111010111 1001010101 1101001101 11010010101 0101010101 11010110101 0101111101 0111110111 0111110111 0101011111 0101110111 0101010101 1101000101 1111011101 01011011100 0111010101 1011110101 01110010101 10110111010 01111111010 11010101010 0011000111 1101011101 1101010110 1111010101 1101010111 1011110101 00101010101 01010101001 0101010011 0101000101 01010011101 1101010001 01001010001 10010101001 1011010101 1101010101 1101110011 0101101101 0101010101 1101010001 0101100101 1001111001 1101110011 1001110011 11110100101 01001110111 1001011101 1101110101 11110101001 01001010101 1001001101 1101110111 1011010101 1011011101 0010010101 1000110101 11010101010 0101110101 10010010101 0101011111 1011000111 1011111101 00110101010 01110101010 11110101110 10001110101 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  • Amount of stanzas: 185
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 563
  • 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; as, its, with, of, and, to, in, on, his, or, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words if, of, and, the, what, did, he are repeated.

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

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