This is an analysis of the poem The Emigrant Mechanic: A Tale Of Humble Life Book 3 that begins with:

Hail, Holidays! To you, with great delight,
The schoolboy looks-exulting with his might... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeeeffccggXXhhiijj kkeeaallccmmcchhhhmm iiXddd kkaa mmaaaahhhhnn oohhhhbpmm llaaddeebbhhhhaaqqhhnn hhllhhbrddqqgg hhssggghhddbbddaaqq llhhkXhhhhccnn iXpXbr ddggeeccaaa hhbbeellqqXlllXkkkhh bbaXhhhhsshhhhllaahhddbbqqoocckkllXdbbbkkaa kkbr iihhjjeeh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,20,6,4,12,10,22,14,19,14,6,11,20,43,4,18,26,32,8,8,8,15,16,22,27,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101010101 0111010001 1011000101 1100010101 1101011101 1110000111 1000010101 01011010101 1101110111 0101011101 11010111011 1011110101 1001001111 1001111101 11010101010 10110101010 1001110101 0101010111 11010101010 11010100010 1101100101 0011111101 1101010101 0101011101 0101011101 0101001111 0100110101 1101111101 1111010100 1111011001 0001111110 1101011111 1111011101 01111101001 0111010011 1101001101 1111010111 1101010101 1111010001 0101111101 1111110101 0101011101 11010011101 11101101001 1101110101 0100110101 1110110101 1011011101 11011101100 1111110101 1101100101 1101011111 1001010111 1101010101 1101110101 01001110101 101010101 1101010101 0101011101 1101001101 0101110101 1001010101 1111010101 0111010101 0101011101 0101110101 1110011101 0101010001 1100010001 1101110101 1101010101 1111011101 0101010101 11111100101 0100110110 1111110100 11110100011 1011110001 0101011101 0111010101 0101101101 1101010101 0101111101 1111110101 0101011111 1101011100 1011110101 0100110101 11010101101 1110011101 1011110101 0101111101 1111010101 0111010110 1101011101 11001101111 11111111010 11110100010 1111110101 1101111101 0101110101 0101001111 0111111110 1101010001 1101010111 11110010111 0101010111 0101000111 0111010101 00010010111 1111111001 0110010101 1101011101 1000010101 0111001101 1111101101 101011011110 10111101010 01010111001 1111010101 1101011101 1001010101 1111101101 0101001101 1111110111 1111010101 1101110101 1111000111 1111011101 0101010101 10101110001 0101101101 1101111101 1101011101 1111110101 1101011101 01110010101 1001011101 1101011110 0101100111 0111011101 1101001101 1101011001 1110010111 11011010111 1001010101 1101010111 0101000101 1011011110 0111111100 110101000 1111011111 11001010101 0100110111 1111010101 1101011101 0101101101 0101110001 1111010001 1011010101 0101010101 0111010101 0100100111 11010111001 1101010101 0101010101 01010110101 1111010111 01000010100 0101001101 0101111010 1111010101 0001010111 1111110101 1101001100 1101010111 1101010101 110011101001 0110111110 1101110101 1001010101 0101110100 0111011101 11010101001 11001010101 01010001011 11010100101 1011010101 1100011101 11010010101 1111010111 0101110101 11011101010 01110101010 1101110101 1101110101 1111001101 1011010101 1111010101 0111110111 1011001101 0110000101 1100101101 1101110101 0011110101 1101011101 1001010101 1011001101 1011011101 1101011101 1011000101 0101010101 1111001101 1111110001 0100111001 0111011111 1101011101 1111111001 1101110110 0111111101 1101010111 01011011001 0101100101 1111110101 1101010001 0111001111 1101010101 0111111111 1111110111 0101111101 1111001101 1011100111 01010011001 0101010101 1101010101 1101011001 1101010101 0101110100 11110011101 0101011101 0101100111 1101011101 0111010101 11101110001 11110111001 1101011111 1101010111 0011010001 1111001101 1100010011 0101110101 1101010101 1101000111 1101010111 11011010111 01010011101 1101010001 1111001101 0101011111 0101110101 1101010001 0101110101 010011010001 1101011101 1101010101 0101001101 1111010101 01110100101 1001011101 1111011111 0111010111 1101110001 1111110101 1011011101 1001011101 1100010111 1111010101 0101010101 0101010101 0101011101 0101101111 1011011101 1101010110 10001110101 1101110101 1111100101 1101010101 1111010111 1111011101 0101011101 1111000011 11010101001 10110111101 01011100101 1101011111 1101000111 1111010101 1111010101 1111010101 1011011101 1001001111 1101110100 1011011101 0101011111 1101000101 1101011101 1111110101 1011010101 0101110101 11111010101 1001011101 0100011101 1001110101 1111010111 1101110111 10110010101 0101010101 1100110101 10111000101 1111010111 01010010101 1101010101 1011010101 0101000101 1101011101 11010100110 1111011111 11010110001 0101010101 0101000111 01001011100 1111010101 1101111101 11100100111 0101010101 11010101110 11011101010 1111010101 0101110101 1101000111 0111001111 1111101111 0111011101 1011010101 1111111101 1011010101 01010100101 0101001101 11010001001 1101110101 0101010111 1110010111 01010001010 11110011110 1000011001 1101000111 10110001001 0101001101 1110110101 0111110101 1111100101 01001111101 0011111101 0101110101 1101000101 1011001101 1101011110 10100110100 1001010101 1101010111 11101111101 1101110101 1111011101 0101011101 1011010101 11010011111 1101101111 0101000100 101011011 1101011101 1101010101 0111011101 1001010101 1101010101 1101011101 1111000101 1101110101 1111010101 1111010101 1011010101 1111011101 1111011101 0101110101 1101010101 1101111011 1101110111 11110111010 11011011010 11111101001 1101010101 11110101101 0111010101 1111011101 0011111111 1111111101 1101010101 1111110111 1001001100 1101010101 1000111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 26
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 690
  • Average number of words per stanza: 126
  • Amount of lines: 410
  • 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; would, his, her, and, they, you, of, in, he, to are repeated.

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

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

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