This is an analysis of the poem The Emigrant Mechanic: A Tale Of Humble Life Book 1 that begins with:

My harp awakes! And as I touch each string,
The poor Mechanic Emigrant I sing.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeffgghhbbiXbbjjddeeddggccbbkkgggg iieeddllccmmccccjjddllmmbbnnoXee nneecXgg bbggbonnggggpnqqppbb bblXggXlXpbb fflloollffbbggllggggffggeeeeennbbeeggggddXoX eglp iirrddddbbddddddffpp bbkkbbiiinnggbbhh XXXbccnnhhmmppddhhddnnllddiiddnn llddeegg ddeek
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 42,32,8,20,12,44,4,20,17,32,8,22,38,7,18,53,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11100111111 0101010011 0101001101 1111110101 1111111101 1101011101 1111010101 010010000101 1101111101 0101110101 0101001101 1101001101 1001000101 1101000111 1101110101 11010011101 1101100011 1011010001 1101111101 01010010101 0101001101 11110111011 1101010101 1101010101 1010010011 1111011101 1100011111 1111000111 1110100100 1110110001 01010011101 1111111101 1100011101 1101110101 1101110101 1101001101 1001011101 1111010101 1111110101 11010011111 1111010101 1101011101 0011010101 11010011001 1111010101 1101001001 1101110101 0101010101 1001010101 1101010101 1101111101 1111011101 0111111111 100111100011 0101110101 0111110101 11001101001 11010101001 1110110101 11010100111 0111010101 0111011101 0101110101 1011010101 0101110111 1101110001 1111100101 0001010111 1111010011 0101111111 0011110100 0101110101 1110010001 0111011111 10101010101 1111000101 0101011101 1101010111 0101010100 0101010110 1101010101 11110111001 0101110101 1100011101 1011011101 1111011101 11010001010 10011101010 1101011101 0101010101 0101111101 1101110111 1011010101 1111101101 1101010100 0101111101 1011110101 1101010101 10001111100 1011111100 1101111101 0101110101 1101010001 0101010101 1111000100 0101000111 1001000101 0101110101 01001010111 0111110111 11010001000 0101000100 01001010101 0111011111 1101110101 1111110101 11010010101 1101110001 110010010010 11011111010 1011010111 11010011001 0001000101 11011010101 1101110101 01001010001 1111010101 1111110100 1101110101 1111011101 1101011001 0101110101 1101010111 1101010101 1011010101 1101011111 0110110101 1101010101 1111110111 1101011001 1111110111 1001101111 1101111111 0111000101 1001111111 1101110101 1101111101 0101010101 011000010101 1101010101 1101110001 1101001101 0101011101 00101010001 1101011101 1101010110 0100010100 1110111110 11011001101101001 1111101101001010110 11010010101111010 110101101010110 1101111101 1101110101 1110010101 1111011001 1111011111 1101011101 1101110111 1101010111 0111110101 1101000101 0101001101 1101010111 01010101110 10110001110 1011010101 0101110101 0101111011 11011100111 1111000100 0101010100 1011011101 1111110001 1101010101 1101010111 1111010101 0111010001 1111000101 01011100101 0101010101 1101101101 0101010011 1101011001 0101110101 1111011101 1111101101 111111111 1111011101 10110011000 11010101010 1101011101 0101011101 1100111101 1101010001 11011101001 1100111111 11001110101 1111000111 0111100101 11010001001 110011100110 01111101010 1111010101 1011011101 1101010011 11001010111 1101011101 1101010101 01101010101 1101110101 1111010101 10001001101 1011011101 11011111001 1101010001 1101001101 1101011111 1101010111 1111110101 1101110101 1101010111 1111010001 0101010101 1100010101 1111011101 1101101101 1111110001 1101010101 0111110101 0101110101 1111010101 1101110001 0101010001 10011101001 0101110111 11010101011 1111000101 1111000101 0110111101 0111011100 1101010101 1101110101 1101010101 0101000111 11010101001 0101010101 11011111001 1111010101 1111010111 1100110101 1011101101 0111011101 0101010101 1101011101 0101010011 1101011101 01110111010 1001010101 1111111101 0111110001 1011010101 1101011101 1101011101 1111110101 11111111001 0101010111 1101011101 1111110101 01110111001 1111010111 1111110101 1011110111 0100010101 1101110001 1111110101 11110010101 1101010101 1011010111 1111010101 1101000101 1111110101 0111110101 0111010111 0101100111 1111000101 1101110111 0101010001 0101110101 1101010110 0100111101 1111110101 11100101001 0101010101 1111011001 1111010101 1100111101 1101011101 01010101000 1011010111 11001010101 1101010111 0111010101 11010111010 0101010001 1101000101 0011010101 1101010101 1101010101 0111110111 11011001001 11101110101 0101011101 1100111101 0101101101 1111010101 0101010101 1011110100 11011110010 111111010010 1111110111 0101011100 1111010101 0101010110 0101011101 1011011101 1001011101 0101011101 1011010101 0111010101 1111110101 1111011101 1111001101 1101010101 1001010101 11111111001 1111010001 11011111001 1101010101 1101010101 1101010101 01110010101 110011000 0101000101 11101010101 1110110001 1101010100 0111010100 11010011101 11010100101 1101010101 0101110001 11010111000 0100110101010 1111011101 1011110101 0111010111 0111010101 0101001101 1101110101 1111110101 11011101010 1001110101 1101011101 1111000101 1101000101 1011000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1037
  • Average number of words per stanza: 188
  • Amount of lines: 377
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; to, he, i, and, of, they, his, her, in, their, its, no, it are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words where, the, had, why, a, he are repeated.

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