This is an analysis of the poem The Emigrant Mechanic: A Tale Of Humble Life Book 5 that begins with:

Hail, peaceful Commerce! in thy glorious train
Rich blessings come to those who thee maintain.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddccddbbddeeddccccddffgg hheXiijjaabbcXaa kkbbbbddlmbbccgXlX bbnnccllcc ddkkaaccaalmbbcclmaaccaacceeccccbbeopp cceXeeeellbbccqqddbbcc iiggppddkkddaXeeebbjnjnbdbdXaccggeeddbbccaaa ccaaddjjccooddcc ppbbkkcc ddccddkkaa cccciiccqqkkddkkggjjkkggjjcciicc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 30,16,18,10,38,22,44,16,8,10,32,44,8,58,18,42,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11010011001 1101011101 10111100101 1100110001 1101000101 0101111101 0111111101 1111010111 1001111101 1011011101 1111010101 0101111011 0101110101 0101010101 1101011111 0110111111 1101011011 1101011101 111101010010 11110101010 1111010111 1101001101 1101011101 0111110101 1101010101 1111110001 1111010111 01010110101 1101010101 1101010101 1111011101 0101110111 1101011101 0101110111 0101110101 1111000111 0111010101 1101001101 0111011101 1101010111 1111010101 0101100101 01110111101 11111101100 1101110111 0101011101 1011010101 0011010111 1111110011 11010101001 1101011101 0100010101 11010001001 0001000011 1101001101 1111000100 0101000101 1111110001 1111011101 11000100101 11110111001 0111110110 0111011100 0101110001 1101110101 1101111111 1101110001 1101010101 1101010001 1101011101 0111010101 0101110101 1101110111 0111011111 0101010101 11110110011 1111011101 1111001111 1101010101 1111111110 1101010101 01010101011 1111010101 1101011111 1111110001 0101001100 11110100101 1011110111 1111010101 1011110101 1001010101 1101011100 1011010101 1001010001 1101110101 1101010101 1101010101 1101010101 1111010101 1111000101 0101110101 1101110011 1101010001 1101110001 1100010101 1111010101 1110110101 1111110111 1101110101 01010101010 1111001111 1100100111 1101010100 11010111001 1101010101 11101101110 1101111101 1111010101 1101010101 1100110111 1011110101 0111010111 1111010101 1100010101 1101110111 0101110101 11001101001 1101001101 0101010111 1101010101 01110001101 1101010101 0101010111 1111011111 1101110101 1101001111 1101010001 1111010001 1011000101 0101011101 0101010101 1111011101 11001110101 1111100101 0111011101 1100010101 1101011111 1111110101 0100011101 010010101001 11110100101 10110101001 0111110101 1111010101 1011010101 1101010101 1111010101 1111011111 0111010101 0101110101 1101110101 11011111010 1110011101 1101001101 1101110101 1111111111 1101010101 1100100101 0111111101 11010111110 01000101110 0111001101 01010101001 11001000101 1111010011 0100011101 011101101001 1101000101 1011010111 1111011101 1111110111 01001111011 10010110101 0011111101 1111000001 0111011101 0101010111 0101010001 11111101010 11110101110 0100110101 1111110011 1111110101 0111000101 1101110011 01011100101 11111101001 1101000101 0101000101 0101110101 1101010101 0101010001 11001011101 0101010111 1001011101 1111111111 0100010001 1111011111 1111011101 1001010101 01001011000 1111110101 0101110111 1111001001 0101110011 1101000101 1101110100 11111111001 1001011101 11110100101 0011010101 1101010101 1111001101 1101110111 1101011101 1111010101 0101110101 1011110101 1101011101 1111011101 1101011101 0111011101 1011010101 1101011111 0111010101 1111011101 0011010101 01010010101 0111010101 0111011101 1011111101 0101110101 100111001010 11000101010 0111011101 1001110101 0100011001 1111111101 10110101010 11010001010 1101111110 11001111111 1111110101 01011111001 11011011010 11000111110 1111110101 1101010001 1111000101 0101001101 1111111111 01110110111 1011011100 1001011100 1111110101 0111111101 0101111101 0101010111 11100010101 1111010001 11111101110 01111011110 1101000111 0101011111 1001011111 1101010101 0111110111 0100010101 11011111110 11011101010 1101010101 1011010101 11111101110 11110011010 0101101101 1101010111 1101011101 1111110101 1111001111 11110100001 1101111111 11010111000 1101010101 1001010000 1101111101 110111100101 1111011101 1011110111 1101110101 1101111101 1101000101 1111101101 1101010111 10101011101 1101010111 01010001100 0111010111 1011111101 01110101010 11010101010 1111110101 0111011101 1111101100 1101010110 1101110101 10011001101 0101010101 1101111101 0111111111 1101100111 01010100101 1111010110 11010110101 1111010111 10110110100 1101001101 01110010111 1111010011 1111000111 0101111101 0101010101 0111010001 0101110101 01111100101 0100011101 01111101100 0101110111 0111010101 1101011111 0101010111 0101010111 1101110101 01001110101 0111011101 0101100101 0110010101 1111110001 1111010101 1111010100 1101010001 101101001110 11011111010 11110111011 1011011101 1111010101 0111010101 0111010101 1111101101 1101011111 1111100101 1101001100 1001011101 1001111111 1111010101 0101010111 01110001001 1100011010 1101110001 1111010101 11001010110 1111011101 1111110101 0001011101 0111010101 11101100100 1111010101 01010101001 1110110101 01111111011 0101001101 1111110101 1101011101 1101000011 1111010101 11001000101 1111111011 1111010101 1111010101 1110011101 1101010101 1101111111 0101011101 1101000101 11111110010 0101010011 0101011011 1101010101 11111101110 0101011101 1101011111 1111110101 11010010101 0111011101 1101111101 1111010011 0111011101 1111001111 1001010101 0111100110 1111001000 0101010111 010010011 1110110101 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1157
  • Average number of words per stanza: 211
  • Amount of lines: 414
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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, and, his, of, they, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is 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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