This is an analysis of the poem The Emigrant Mechanic: A Tale Of Humble Life Book 7 that begins with:

O, Memory! What art thou? Whence thy power?
Thy wonders are displayed from hour to hour... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeefghXhheeeeiijjbbkkjjddbbllXe mmhheeaaeeiinnkkiinniibbbbcc hhXXiillbbjjXceeeefgnn eeiiiibbccbbkkkk bbbbXgddbboommhhii mX aiai abab blbl afaf pipi ocXc iXXb XXjd abXb mbmb mbmb aXad eejjeejjiiooiiXb nnbbiiffbbcckkbbiibbddjjceeedd kkiiddeeeeqqbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 38,28,22,16,18,2,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,16,30,38,8,35,14,36,6,20,14,22,36,48,26,12,1,8,8,8,8,8,8,18,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
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  • Amount of stanzas: 41
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 640
  • Average number of words per stanza: 117
  • Amount of lines: 602
  • 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, and, to, be, his, your, of, who, her, he, would, in, ', i, on are repeated.

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

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase niagara connects the lines.

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