This is an analysis of the poem Monadnoc that begins with:

Thousand minstrels woke within me,
"Our music's in the hills; "—... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbcbcXddaacecec Xbafafee fggX ddffbb XhiiddhhjjhhhhdXbbff bbffkkbbccjjfXffdXllddffbbjjkkccddXcff kkhXXbbbmmaahhbbaakkffnnggooXmmff bbcXffddffggookkffccbXkkjjookbbbkkjjfXppjjqqbbrXffnnmmssbbccddbbhheebboojjkXrt ffddff ooggffppfkfcbbcbjaib ncncpccddXcXjd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,8,4,6,20,38,33,78,6,20,43,10,13,30,49,51,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101011 101000110 10101011 10101 1001111 01110111 110010100 01010101 100101010 100010101 1000101001 11100101 01011011101 100101 10110001 1110101 01010111 10111101 1101010 1010101 11010111 1110101 11010101 111111 01010011 1010001 111101 01111101 11110101 110010 110100111 110100101 00110111 11010101 10101010 010100011001001 0011101 101101 10101010 101001010 0111101 100110101 11110101 11110111 0101 10010101 10110111 11110101 01011100 11010101 1100110 01001101 10010101 1001101 11110101 11011101 01010101 11110101 100010101 10110111 11010001 1010101 1111010010 110110010 11010111 11010111 10111101 11000101 11000101 11010110 01110101 10111111 11110111 01110101 01011101 11000111 101111011 10110101 10110011 111000011 11010101 10010101 11010111 01110111 110101001 100010101 100010101 10011101 11010101 100010101 1101001010 00010100 10010111 11000101 11010100 01010101 0111101 101001010 110101001 1110011 111101010 01010100 11010011 11101101 11100101 01010001 11010001 001101101 010010101 11010101 11110110 11110111 11010001 11000101 10110101 01010001 00111101 01100101 001000101 01001100 10011101 11010101 0101110100 1110001 10111101 10110101 110011101 11100101 1110101 1010111 10101010 1110101 11011011 100101010 10101010 1110011 1110111 1000101 11010101 11011101 1010111 1110111 11001111 11010101 1000101 0110101 1010101 11110101 11110111 11010011 1110101 11011101 0110111 11010101 11110101 1010101 111100101 01010101 11111111 11011101 11000101 01110101 11010101 10110101 10101100 110101001 1011111 1011101 01011101 11010101 11010011 11010101 11011101 11111111 0101101 00111101 11100101 10110111 11111111 1010111 11010101 10111101 1010111 1010101 1110101 11101010 10101010 1110101 101101 10101110 10111010 1010101 11100101 11000101 10011001 11011101 11011101 1110111 1110001 1010111 1010101 01011101 111111010 1010111 11011101 1010111 100110111 10101001 1110101 1010101 0111101 1010101 100110101 0010101 1110111 1011101 1101111101 1101 01110111 111001 11011111 101101 1101010 111 111 11011101 1011101 10101 101 00101010 0100100 110011 110011 01011101 000101 1010011 010101 110101 0110001 1111110 101011100 1110101 11111110 010111 01010101 010011101 0110 1010101 1011111 11111 11111 11100100 111101 1100101010 10101010 1110101 01010101 11111111 010111101 1010 110100101 0101111 111101 10111010 1010101 10111010 10010101 1110111 1110101 1110001 1010101 1011101 11010101 11010001 10000101 1101101 11111101 1000011 1001101 1000101 11010101 0110001 11111111 10101111 111 1100101 01010111 0111011100 01111101 11010111 11011101 11010101 11011101 1110010 10110001 11110110 1011011100 10011111 110110100 10110001 01010011 10111011 1010111 10111111 11100101 1110101 01110101 110101011 01010001 1110111 00101011 1010101 1110001 11011101 10011111 10101110 1010101 10101011 1010101 10101001 1010101 1011101 1010101 1011101 1011111 11010111 11011111 11110111 110111001 11101011 10110001 1110011 0111101 11111101 10101010 11110101 111101 100101100 1010111 1010001 01100111 010101001 11011011100 1101110 0010001 1011 1001 001000010 11111111 110101001 11011001 1000101 10101110 11110000 10011101 10010111 1110110 1110111 1111011 0111101 111100101 1011001 1111111 11000101 01010001 1011011 10010101 011111 1010001 01010101 11111101 010101 1101 0011 1111111111 0001010101 10111 1110000011 110100 110001010 0111010111 1011010 1011 111100001 101101001 10111100 1001110001 11111101 10011101 01011101 11011011101 10010101 00110101 1000101 1011101 1100100 11011101 111100 1110101 01011111 01010101 10110111 11011101 111101 11110111 11000100 11111111 01010101 11010101 1010111 1010100 11001 110001 0100101 01010111 1101101110 1101010 1101 110101000 1001 1101 11001101 11010011 1101 010011 11011101 11000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 869
  • Average number of words per stanza: 155
  • Amount of lines: 427
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; thee, for, and, of, to, her, in, their, but, his, he, by are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, many, of, his, vanish, by are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines gaze, not are repeated).

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

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  • summary of Monadnoc;
  • central theme;
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