This is an analysis of the poem The Country Clergyman's Trip To Cambridge -- An Election Ballad that begins with:

As I sate down to breakfast in state,
At my living of Tithing-cum-Boring, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacdadX efefgcgc hchcigig Xcjcdcdc jfjfacaX klklkckc jljlamam ejejakak jnjnbcbc ckckjcjc kckccoco kikigpgp cXceXjcj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101001 1110010110 01001101 1011111010 11111001 11011001 11101111 11001001 01011101 111101011 11100111 1110011001 111111010 1011011010 110010010 111010010 1110010110 101001001 0011010110 101100101 00101001 110011110 110111111 110010110 11001100 110010110 01010101 0011111010 1010001001 0011011010 101101101 1010110110 101101001 01101001 111001101 001011111 11011110 11101111 01011101 011011101 11111111 110010110 111011001 01100100010 11001111 11011011 111011101 111011001 111110010 1110011010 1011010010 1011010110 111011010 01011001 1010011010 101001101 101011001 1101100110 011001001 111110010 101101001 101001011 11101001 11111001 101011011 110010010 101111001 110011010 1010010110 110011010 1011111010 010111010 010111010 011001101 0010011010 11111001 101001001 110111010 1101111 010011010 1010010110 0110100010 110010010 110011010 1101100010 11001011 110111010 11101011 1011111010 1001110001 1010010010 111011101 1011110110 11111101 111110010 10111011 100100111 1010110010 111101101 011101011 111010100 001001001 1111011010 10100101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 298
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 104
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, no, and, how, we, should are repeated.

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

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