This is an analysis of the poem Song. To -- [harriet] that begins with:

Stern, stern is the voice of fate's fearful command,
When accents of horror it breathes in our ear,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cccb dede Xcce fbfb X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110010101001 11001001011 101111101001 101111011011 1101110100110 1010010110010 1011010111010 11001001101 111110011010 11001001011 1110010110110 111001001101 1110011011100 110110011110 10111110010110 011011101111 110111111110 101101011001 0011010110110 001011001101 101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, may, envy, his, on, so are repeated.

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

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