This is an analysis of the poem Alma; Or, The Progress Of The Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto Ii. that begins with:

But shall we take the Muse abroad,
To drop her idly on the road,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeeeffgghhbb gg XiXj jaaggkkllmmnnggjhh nnoo bbkkkkppnnkkqq aahhjqookkcckmqXrraa kkkknn Xhkkggmmsskhnneennqqkkaapphh ii lloohhkkggiccbbiaaooaaoooii qqkkggccgg ccopgoggqqkk ggjjaaXaccggooaa oohhnnbbeenn hkbbhhrrggiibb aabbggqq hhffnnqqggkkooiiiiioo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,2,4,18,4,14,20,6,28,2,27,10,12,16,12,14,8,21,8,32,6,18,2,10,18,16,16,12,2,8,4,4,4,10,12,8,8,14,8,13,20,10,20,6,21,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 01010101 111010010 110001110 11100101 10011101 0101001 11010101 10110101 11001111 01010101 11011101 110010101 11010101 01010101 11110011 11110101 11001101 01010111 11110101 11011101 11011101 1111110 10011101 11000 101 010011101 01010111 11011101 10110101 11010101 11011101 11010111 110101110 111111100 0101010010 110001010 110100101 00110111 11110111 01010101 11000101 01111111 11000110 10111101 11011101 1111010111 11011111 110101110 1101010010 100101111 01010101 111111010 010101010 01010101 11110101 11010101 11011101 011101010 110111010 01101010010 110111010 1111010010 1111110110 1101010011 111111010 11110101 111101110 01010101 10010111 11011101 11010101 01011101 01110101 11111101 111101010 110110010 110001010 01010101 11111111 111011110 111101010 110111000 01010111 110010101 01011101 100101010 010101010 101100101 11100101 11011101 11111101 01111101 01010001 11100101 110111001 11011001 01110101 01010111 10110101 110101010 010101010 10011101 11110101 01110101 01010101 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10110001 11000101 11010101 01010001 100111010 011101010 10000011 11010101 01010111 11110001 10010101 11110111 11010101 01010110 11110111 11101101 11110101 11010001 11010011 11110101 11010101 01110101 11110101 110010111 01000111 10110101 010101001 011011101 11011101 11110101 100100111 01011101 000111110 110101010 10110101 111101010 01110111 01110101 11110101 11010101 11010101 11111111 110111110 010111010 011101010 010110010 111101010 011111010 011111110 110111110 110010111 11010001 1110110010 0001010110 11011111 110010001 01111111 11010111 01011111 01110111 01010111 01111111 11001101 01110111 11001111 11011111 01011101 11110111 11010001 11000101 011011001 010010111 1110011001 010111010 01011101 01010101 110100110 111111010 11010111 11110111 01000101 11010101 110101010 010101010 01010101 01010111 11110111 110110101 11010011 01110111 01111101 01011101 11100101 11010101 10010111 10010111 11010101 01110111 1100101110 110101010 01011101 01111111 11011101 101101001 11000111 110011101 01110011 11111111 0111010010 11010101 01010101 01011111 11100101 11010101 110101010 101101010 01010101 01010001 01010101 11010111 010111110 011101010 10010101 10111111 11010111 0111001011 100101001 01010101 01111111 11011101 01011101 10010001 111111110 110101110 1101001010 011011010 01010101 01110101 110111010 111111010 01010101 11110101 11010101 11010110 011111110 1111001 10 010110111 10100101 110100010 000100010 01000101 11011101 11010101 01111001 010101011 100101100 11010110 11011101 11010001 11010001 010001001 010111001 010101100 101101010 11110101 01010111 01110101 01010101 10011101 11011111 11111001 01010101 10010101 11110001 11000101 01000101 01011111 11001101 11110101 01010101 011111101 11011111 11111101 11110001 00010111 10110100 11011101 110100111 11010111 01010101 1111111 101101010 11011101 11011101 11111101 011001101 11110110 10010101 11010001 11011110 010011010 10110101 10110111 11110111 011001010 110001010 01010111 11010101 10111101 11001101 01110111 01111101 00110101 10110111 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  • Amount of stanzas: 45
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 427
  • Average number of words per stanza: 78
  • Amount of lines: 548
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, his, for, at, or, her, you, she, in, their are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words when, for, in, with are repeated.

    The author used the same words the, if, in at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it, her, to are repeated).

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  • summary of Alma; Or, The Progress Of The Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto Ii.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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