This is an analysis of the poem The Emigrant Mechanic: A Tale Of Humble Life Book 2 that begins with:

Domestic bliss! what tongue can speak thy praise!
What poet give, even in his noblest lays,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbbccddeeffggbbhhiiaa jjaahhkkiijjaalljjbb aajjbbmmccnhbbllbX cccccccccchhccaaccoohh llccbbhncc bbllggpphhqqrrppbbbXiikkjj ffjjggbbppllppll ccffccjjffaaccbbooaappccmmllllllXbqqccddpp ccjj ppppddccjjhh ddlXddccggggcc gghhii ddccllhh ccddllfffXppcckkbbhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,20,18,22,10,26,16,42,4,12,14,6,8,24,28,98,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101111111 11011000101 1100111101 1011011101 01110011101 0111010111 0101111101 1100010101 0111011101 1101011101 1011001100 1111010100 0111010111 0101010101 0101110101 1101011101 0101110100 1101010101 1110010101 11110100100 1101111101 1101010101 10011010101 1001011111 1101001101 1101101101 1101110101 1111101100 1101110101 0001001101 1011011101 1101010101 0100010101 1101010101 1011100101 1101011101 1101010111 1101110011 1010111111 1111110101 1101011111 0101110111 0101010111 01011100101 1111000111 1111000101 1111111101 1101010111 1101001101 0101010100 1101011111 1111010101 1101001101 1101010101 1111011101 1101110101 11111111001 1111110101 01010011101 1100110101 1001100101 0101010100 1001010101 1001111101 0111110101 1100110101 0101111101 0101110101 1101010101 1101011101 1101010101 1101010001 0111010101 1111111101 1101111001 01001010011 1101011111 1110110101 01111001111 1101110111 1111010111 1001110101 1111011101 1111011101 0111110101 1011010111 110100101010 11110101010 1011010001 1101110101 1101110111 0110110101 0111111101 11010101111 0101010111 1111000101 0101100101 0011011110 01011101010 01111101010 11011101010 11110001010 1111011110 01011100101 1101011101 01010011001 1111011101 1100010101 1101111101 0010100101 1101110111 1001010101 0101011101 1011011110 1111011101 11011010101 0101010101 0101110111 1111010101 11011101101 1111011111 1111001111 1111001111 1101010111 0101011101 0101110101 0101110101 11001000101 1001111101 0011011101 1101110111 1101100101 1111110101 0101011001 0101110111 1111010101 1101110101 0101000101 0111110101 1111110101 1111110111 110110001 1101001001 1111111101 1111010101 1100000101 1001001101 1111000101 10001110101 0111010111 1101001111 11010011001 1001110101 1001111101 1001010101 1001011101 0111000101 0111010010 11110100001 0101010111 01010101101 1101110101 10101010101 1101000101 1101110101 0100110111 1101110101 11110011111 1011010100 1111011101 1101010101 0111110101 1111111101 0101000111 0111010101 1111110111 0111111101 11011110101 1101011111 1111100101 1101010101 1101110011 0101010111 1111011101 01010111001 0101110011 0101110101 1011100101 1101011111 0101000101 0111010111 0101010111 1101010101 1111100101 1011010101 11011111001 1001011101 0111110101 1101110101 1110011101 1101110011 1011010001 0101111101 11000111101 1111011001 1111000101 1101110101 1100111101 1101010011 1111110111 0111110101 1101010111 0011110101 1101001111 1101011101 1101011101 0101010101 1011001101 1001010001 1011010101 0101011111 1101011101 1111011101 1111111101 0101110111 11010100101 0101000101 1110110101 1101010101 1101011101 0101011111 1101001101 10011001001 1101111110 1101110101 0101110101 1111010111 1111111101 1101010101 1101010101 1111010101 1101001101 01110101011 1101110101 0111110101 1001011101 1101111101 1111000101 0101110101 1101110011 1001010101 1011000101 1011010011 1100010101 1111110101 1111111101 0111011111 0101111101 1101110111 110111010101 0111111011 1111110011 11010010101 0111111101 1101011101 1101110001 1100010101 1101101110 1110110101 1101011111 1111011101 1110011101 1111111101 0111101101 1111001111 1111000101 1101010111 1101110101 0010111101 1101000111 1101011111 1111010101 0110101101 0111000101 1101010101 1111010101 1111100100 0111010001 1111110111 111101011 1101110111 1001110101 1101010111 0111110001 11000100011 1101011111 1101010111 0110110100 1111010111 0111010101 01010100001 0101100101 1111011101 11010100101 0011000111 1101110001 1111011111 1101010101 00110101110 010011110110 1101001101 1101011111 0111011101 1111011111 01110101001 1011010101 1101110100 110111001 1101110111 0111011111 1101001101 1111110100 1011010011 0011001101 1111000111 1111010101 0011010111 1111111101 0101001011 1111110101 0111010100 0100010111 11010010011 1111010101 1111110111 1111111111 1100110101 0101110101 11001111101 0111110111 1101100101 1111111101 0100010001 1111011101 01111100010 11010101010 1001110101 1101010101 0101110101 0101011101 1111111101 0101110101 1100011101 1111010101 1101010101 1011111101 0111110111 1011011101 1101010101 11010101001 0101110001 1110000100 0101011101 1111001101 1101010111 1101011101 0101011111 1111011011 0101111101 1101010111 1101110001 11110111000
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1013
  • Average number of words per stanza: 187
  • Amount of lines: 372
  • 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; thy, you, to, he, and, of, him, it, i, his, in, at are repeated.

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

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