This is an analysis of the poem Centennial Celebration that begins with:

In the year eighteen seventy-six,
A Fourth of July celebration... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdefe agdheeie XibXdgXg jekedfdX kXkbhbjb HbebgeeeXdcfcHbab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 001011001 010011010 11011010 0100110 01010001001 0010100010 1100101101 01001010 0010011101 10110010 01011001 011010010 010101101 0101010 0010111 1111010 010110101 1111010 0110101001 101110100 1011101101 1101010 00100001001 01011010 010111101 1101010 110101001 010101010 110100100 010010001 01000101 1101010 01111101 100101010 11111111 1101110 11111100 1110110 11100101 101101010 01000101 11100110 1111111 01101010 11101010 00111010 010011101 1111010 11010001 10100110 110101111 00100110 01000101 101010 11111101 0101001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 258
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; in is repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Centennial Celebration;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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