This is an analysis of the poem Progress that begins with:
The city's heat is like a leaden pall—
Its lowered lamps glow in the midnight air ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbacaacXXbXXbdd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 0101010101 0101100111 1101011111 1011000101 1101010101 1101110101 0101010001 1111001111 110101111 1101010101 0111011111 11110100101 1011010111 1101011111 1111011101 01010100101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 724
- Average number of words per stanza: 127
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; is repeated.
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