This is an analysis of the poem Recollections Of Pittsburg that begins with:

Arouse thee, my muse !
From thy lethargy start,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcddefecaaa XegeXhahijjjXdbd jakafhfhkcdcagXg dXblahXhfgXXjdmd nebeababodjdXbfb Xgagpbfbabfbdcbc fbdboopogXcdgXjX iddddbjbdgbgmlgl bcjcedfdgcdcababXdeaenfdfddbdddcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,33,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111 011001 11001 1101011 111011 101101 01101 011101 001111 001111 101011 101001 111001 011001 111010 11011 111010 11001 11101 001101 110110 11001 11101 001001 1111010 111010 010010 011010 011010 01111 01011 111101 111010 11001 11111 111001 0100100 1001 011001 101011 11101 111011 11101 001001 110010 11010 101011 101111 1011010 0110011 110010 01001 010010 01101 1100110 11111 01001 111101 11011000 110010 110110 010001 110010 11001 1010111 11100 010011 011101 110010 01001 1011111 01011 110101 101001 1010010 01111 11001 101101 11011 111001 0111111 101001 101011 011101 111001 011001 01101 101011 0010010 11001 01001 011001 111001 1010101 1111110 110001 1010010 01011 011110 01001 111001 111001 11001 011001 1110010 110011 1101100 01011 111010 111010 111110100 11110 110110 01111 11011 001111 1111111 11001 111110 110111 110110 11001 01011 1011001 111110 11011 1010110 11111 1110010 011001 1110010 01101 1110011 01101 101001 011101 110010 11101 110011 111001 1010010 11001 11001 111001 110011 01111 11101 011001 110010 11001 11001 111001 010010 01111 010110 01011 101001 001001 10001 001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 398
  • Average number of words per stanza: 75
  • Amount of lines: 160
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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; to, no, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words of, and, a, how, the, whose, too, that, no are repeated.

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  • summary of Recollections Of Pittsburg;
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  • history of its creation;
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