This is an analysis of the poem The Emigrant Mechanic: A Tale Of Humble Life Book 8 that begins with:

Hail, Hope! thou gem-decked Maid, with features fair!
Fairer than fabled goddesses of air.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeeeccffddbbgghiggjj ggcc bbbbddddikhhll mmbbggmm nXggkkmmgg bb kkbbgXbX ffnnggggbbbbeeaaeebboogb nnbXmmeennggee nnccddggjjhikkjjmmbbmmggbbmmddeejjccjjggggppbbjjggddnnnn eeggbbqqkkppaabbdd kkbbbbnnrrXqddhi bbnngg bbaakkjX ssggeekknncceebbjjppnn kk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,4,14,8,10,2,8,24,14,56,18,16,6,8,22,16,1,8,8,8,8,8,28,8,22,12,24,32,30,10,46,10,1,53,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
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  • Amount of stanzas: 35
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 730
  • Average number of words per stanza: 133
  • Amount of lines: 581
  • 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; and, he, it, to, they, their, our, with, be, of, him, her, most, his, as, in, my, me, i are repeated.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it is repeated).

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