This is an analysis of the poem The Traveller; Or, A Prospect Of Society (Excerpt) that begins with:

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But where to find that happiest spot below... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbbddeeffggbb hhggbbiiiiccbbccbb ccggii ccggbb iiggffjjhhgg ccffbbaaggiicceehhddhhXggggggddgghhggjjgghh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 0,18,18,6,6,12,43,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11011100101 1101110101 0101000101 10011100101 0101000101 1011010011 0101010101 1001011101 1001110101 1101110011 100100110011 0111010011 1101010101 1100010111 11001011101 1101010111 110001111010 010010111010 1001010101 1101110101 0111010001 1101110101 1101010101 1111010101 01110010101 1101010010 11110101110 1101010001 1111010101 1101110101 11001011101 0111010101 10010010001 1101111101 1100110101 01000010101 1111110101 1101010101 1101110101 1111010111 1101011101 11011111001 1001110101 1101010001 0101010101 110101101 1111010101 0100001101 1101010101 0101000101 11010100111 1101110101 1101010101 1101010101 1101010101 0101110101 1110010101 1110000101 1111110101 0111010101 1101110101 11001010101 0101011101 1101011101 0101110101 11010010101 1111010101 11001010101 1101010101 1100010101 1111110101 1101010101 1001010101 0101110101 01010110101 01010100101 1101010101 1011010101 1101011101 1101110101 1101010101 0101111001 1101010101 1101010101 1101011111 1101010101 1101010101 01001010101 0101110011 01010101001 1111111101 0101010101 1101011101 1111110101 1101010101 01001010101 1011110111 0111110001 1001010001 0101010101 1101110101 0111010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 582
  • Average number of words per stanza: 94
  • Amount of lines: 103
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; his, to, though, in are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word 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 is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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