This is an analysis of the poem A Political Litany that begins with:

Libera Nos, Domine.—Deliver us, O Lord, not only
from British dependence, but also... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001010010111110 010010110 0010111010110111010110110001001011011011101101011000111101110101111101100100010110111010101101111101011101001010110110010101111011010101011101000101000101001100101100100110101100101011001011010010110110111110100100101101100101110101101000100101101101100100100101110100110110101110101100101111110100101100110111101011001111011111101001011011011111010110111110001100111011001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 842
  • Average number of words per stanza: 149
  • Amount of lines: 3
  • Average number of symbols per line: 561 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 99
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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