This is an analysis of the poem The Pleasures Of Imagination: Book The Fourth that begins with:

One effort more, one cheerful sally more,
Our destin'd course will finish. and in peace... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdceeebfcghdcfdfgcbcbcihdjkdcaceglckcmbmied XbmdegdebddbagefXdlnfibeadcbnecibiebmXcckfffcenmdeXfcceXjccabcjcecmfnfmeebnccccbecjed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 45,85,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101110101 1101010101 111100100010 1111010101 0101000101 11010010101 1111101101 10111101101 1101110101 0101010101 01110011101 1101010111 0101010101 110100101010 0100010001 01001110001 1101110111 0011010001 1100010101 01001010101 0101000101 1111001101 1001000111 0101011101 1101010001 1111110111 0111110111 1101010101 0101110101 1101010101 1101001111 0111110111 1101010101 1011010101 110110001 010100111010 1011011101 1110011101 0101010101 0101010101 1101011111 01001110101 11011100101 1101111001 01011100101 101100111110 01010111001 0101011001 1101011001 0111010011 11001011101 01110011001 1101011101 0101010101 010010101 1101010101 10110001001 0111011111 11001011111 01000010111 1111001111 1101001110 01010101001 11010101010 1111110001 1111011001 0101010101 11010101001 0101010101 0101011111 1001010111 10101110101 01000100101 1101010110 1111010001 1111010101 1100110101 1111110001 0101110101 10101010101 0101111001 0101100101 0101100010 01010101001 10110111001 1111010101 0101111101 0111010101 1101010101 01010101001 01010010001 01001110101 0101011011 0101010111 10010101001 0101101101 01010101001 0111001011 1100010101 10010100001 1111010101 11010011111 01100010111 0101010101 0101011101 11010010101 0101111001 0100011111 1111100101 010010001001 110010101010 01010111001 1110110001 1001000101 11000010001 01111111001 100100101101 01010000101 1010010111 11001010001 01010101001 1101011111 0101010101 1101001101 1001010101 0111000101 11001010001 01110010101 1101000101 0101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2733
  • Average number of words per stanza: 480
  • Amount of lines: 130
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; and, to, of, with, as are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Pleasures Of Imagination: Book The Fourth;
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  • history of its creation;
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