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

Come all ye friends of Liberty,
Who love our good old nation,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdbXb e ffbf ghbhabcX gecgdgXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,1,4,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110100 1110110 11110100 1101010 100101001 0110110 10011100 1110110 10 01000100 01000100 11010101 011000100 010100101 1111011 11111001 00100011 11110100 1110110 11111101 10111010 0101010111 0111010 11010110 1111010 11010111 1101110 0010000101 101001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 174
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; our, centennial, to, and are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines centennial is repeated).

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