This is an analysis of the poem Lines To The Memory Of Pitt that begins with:

Oh Britain! dear Isle, when the annals of story
Shall tell of the deeds that thy children have done, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef ghgh gigi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111010010 11001111011 1010110110110 101011111011 1010110110110 111111111001 1111010011010 111001011011 1010111010111 01011101001 10100010110111 101001011111 010011010110 111011111011 111010001010010 111001001001 110010011010 01011001001 010111010010 01101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 207
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (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; of, their, thy, and, when, to are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word when at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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