This is an analysis of the poem The Emigrant Mechanic: A Tale Of Humble Life Book 4 that begins with:

Hail, Sacred Scriptures! Blessed volume, hail!
Thy worth I fain would sing to grace my tale.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdXeeffgggeeeeffaaddhhddccddeeijccaaff eeXcaaXhklmmggccggccff ddccc bXddcccchhddXdhhddjjcceebbeXggffddaaccnnnnccaaoo ffcckkeejjffaaccddhhijhhooojimmkkaalkhXddhhjj aXddbbppXboo mmddccffddffccnnnnddllllnnjjhhddaakkjjaa ddbbcckkhhqqd nffhhffffppnXcc jjn
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 43,22,5,48,45,12,40,13,15,8,12,14,42,58,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 110101101 1111110111 1101011111 1101010101 1110011101 1111110111 1101000101 1101001110 1110001101 11010010101 1101010101 1111010111 1111010101 1101010101 0101010101 11010010101 1101011111 1111110101 1111111011 0101010111 11100101101 1111010101 1101010111 1001010011 11000011101 0101011101 0101111101 1111010100 1111010100 11010011011 1001010111 1111110100 1101110100 1111110101 10011010101 0111010101 1101100111 0101110101 0111010101 0111010011 0111010101 110111101 0111110111 1111011101 1101110101 1111010101 1011101101 1111110101 1111011101 1101110110 1111010011 1111010101 01000101010 0111011101 1111010101 0101111001 1111000101 1001010101 1101011101 1111010101 1111010101 1101010101 0101110101 11011111110 01110101010 1101111111 1111010101 0101010101 1101010101 1011001101 11010011101 1111010110 0011000101 1101010111 11001011101 0011110111 11100110101 1101110101 11011010101 0111010101 01010011101 01011100111 11110000110 1101001101 1111111101 1111110111 1111011111 01001110101 1101011111 1111100111 0111000101 11010100101 1101010111 1001010011 1111110101 1101001101 11010101001 1111010101 0101000111 0101110001 11010011101 0011000101 11001010101 0111011101 0101111101 1101011101 11001011101 0111010101 10010101101 1011010101 1101110101 1111010101 1011001101 1011010101 1011111111 1111110101 1101010111 1101011101 0101111101 1110010110 1001001101 1100011101 1101010101 0111111101 1101111011 0101010101 1101010111 010100111101 11000111110 01010101010 1101010001 1111010101 1011011101 0101010101 01110100001 1101010101 1101110101 0001010101 1101010101 11010111001 1011011101 0101011101 1101010101 1101000101 1001011101 1101011001 1101110111 1111111101 1111000101 1111110111 1011011101 1111010101 1101000101 11010010010 11001010001 1100110101 1101110101 1111010101 1011011001 1111010101 1101011001 1111111101 1101000101 1101001010 0100011110 01010011101 1111000101 1101010101 0111110011 1001000101 1110011111 11010101110 1101110101 1101110011 0101011101 11010101001 1101010101 0101010101 1101010101 01110111001 11010010101 1101000101 0101010101 1100011101 0001001101 1101011101 0101110101 1101111101 11010011101 1101010111 01011101101 01110010111 1011000101 1001010111 11011100101 110101001010 11010101010 01010101010 01010101010 1101010101 01010101001 1101000101 0101010101 1101011101 11010101001 1111110101 1101011111 1111011101 1101010101 1011100101 1100010111 10010101001 11111101001 01010101001 01010110101 1101100111 0101111101 1101010101 1011110101 011010111 1101010101 0101010101 0101110101 0101010101 0101011111 0111111101 0101010101 0111010101 0111010101 1111010111 0111011101 1111010101 1101011101 1101011101 1111011101 01010100111 1001010101 1011010101 1001010101 10011010101 01010001100 1110110101 1101001101 10100111111 1001001101 1111011011 0111111101 1111011101 11001011101 1100010101 1101101101 0101110001 0001001101 1001101101 1101110101 1101010101 1101110101 1101010101 1101111101 1101010111 11110101001 01011110101 0101000101 0111011111 1101010111 1111011101 1011110001 11000111011 1101010001 10010000111 1011010111 1101010110 1111010111 0101011101 0101101100 1111011100 1101111111 1101011101 0101101101 1101001101 0101011101 0101011111 1101010111 0111010101 0110010111 01010010011 1101001101 010010111010 1100011111 1101011101 1111011101 111100010010 11010111010 01010010101 1111110101 11110101010 01011100010 0110110101 01010100111 0101001111 1101110011 1101001101 0111110001 01011110110 1101010011 1111110101 1101010111 1111010101 1101000101 1111001101 11010101001 1101010101 11001001 1011010101 0101010101 1010100101 0111110001 0101000101 1111111101 1101110101 1101110101 1111001101 1101010111 1101000101 0111010111 1100110101 0101011101 1111010101 11001110101 1111010001 0100110101 1101110101 0111011101 01010101001 11010111001 1011111111 01011101001 0101011100 1111011101 1101010001 1101110111 1001010101 0111011101 1110010101 1101111111 1101010101 0101110101 11001110001 1111110101 1111010101 1011011101 1011110101 0100010111 0101110001 1111111101 1101110101 1111110100 1101110111 1101110101 1111010101 1101010111 1100111101 1100010111 11110101001 11001010101 1101010101 1101110101 0111111111 0101111001 1111011101 0101010101 10110011001 1101010101 1101001101 1101011101 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1102
  • Average number of words per stanza: 198
  • Amount of lines: 376
  • 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; or, and, to, new, that, in, his, their, thy, why are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the, or, all, a, why are repeated.

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