This is an analysis of the poem Eighteen Hundred And Fifty-Nine that begins with:

Oh, a grand old vessel was Fifty-Nine,
And a captain brave had she;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbcdad efgfdghg dieidada jbkb ligicici idldflal admd djajadid diXijdld dhjhilil dclXdnln jdcdcddd lieildXd dgdgjaaa XijX hgcg ndedllcl ljdjmogX cakadobo aodoioao inbnjnfn XajXdaaa fobodXXn gnlndnbX jdidiifiXijajlbab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,4,8,8,4,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,4,4,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1011101101 1010111 101101111 11110111 01101111 1111001 111011101 0110101 110110111 1111111 1100110101 11011101 1010111101 0101011 110100111 11001001 1010101101 1101101 1101101111 10101111 101001001001 11001011 111001101 10101101 1110111101 101111 1101101101 11101101 0110110111 10101111 1100100101 1100111 110100111 1100101 1001100111 1111101 1010111101 0100101 110100101 11110101 1100110101 11011101 111101101 0100101 11111101010 1010101 1110110101 0110101 0111101010 1101101 10100100101 1101101 1100101101 0100101 1010110101 10100101 1110100101 10100101 111110111 1100101 110111001 0100101 1110010101 1111001 101101101001 1001001 1100111101 110101 011111101 1100111 1110010101 1010101 11001110101 1010111 110010111 1111001 1110110101 10100111 1010110101 101001001 110100101 0110101 010110101 0010101 1001111101 11111010 110100101 10001010 1110110101 0101111 110110101 1011101 1010101101 01010000 10100111101 110011 11111111001 101000101 1010100101 101001011 0010111101 1110101 1100101101 10110101 1110111101 1110101 110100101 00101000 11110101 0100101 010101101 1100101 110111111 1110101 1011100101 1111001 101011011 00110111 10100100101 0100101 1110101111 01100101 11100101101 11101101 1100110101 101011010 1110100101 011011100 110111101 00101110 1100100101 11001010 1010100101 00111010 0100111101 01001010 001011101 01001010 010110101 00101010 1111101001 11011010 0110111101 01001010 111101101 11001010 111101111 11101010 111110101 101101110 1110110101 101001010 1111110110 11001010 111101101 01001110 1111100111 111001010 0111111101 111001010 1110110101 01101010 1010111101 1011001010 1011101101 11001100 111100110 11101110 1110100101 001001010 110110101 01001010 111110101 101011001 1110111101 11101001 110100101 0101001 110010101 11101001 110011101 1011111 111110101 010101 111110111 01100101 111010101 01000101 101110101 0110110 1110101101 11101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 26
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 277
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 192
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; souls, of, and, to, his, you, he are repeated.

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

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

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