This is an analysis of the poem Injustice Of The Courts that begins with:

Whites alone upon the jury in a number of the states,
Thus they crush a helpless Negro with their prejudicial hates;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb aacX ddee bbcc XXaa cccc bbbbffXXccffXggggaagXeeeeXgghh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,30,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 101010100010001 111010100110101 101110111010101 1010111010100101 1010001010010001 111110111110101 101010100110111 111110101010001 101010101110011 101010101010101 111010101101101 101010111110101 100110101010101 001011101010101 101110101010001 101011101010101 111011101011111 101110101010001 100110101010101 101010101110101 111010101110111 101000101010001 101110100010101 101000101010101 101011101010101 101010101010111 111001101010101 101111101011101 011010101010101 111011101111111 011010101010111 101110101010111 001010101010111 0101000111110101 101001100010111 011010100011111 11 001000100010101 100110101000101 0010101001010101 101001101010101 101010101110001 101010101010101 101010101010001 1010111011011010 101010101110101 001000101110101 100010111010001 101000111010001 11 1000101001010001 100010100001101 001111101011111 101010101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 458
  • Average number of words per stanza: 85
  • Amount of lines: 55
  • Average number of symbols per line: 57 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.

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  • summary of Injustice Of The Courts;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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