This is an analysis of the poem Nationality that begins with:

A Nation's voice, a nation's voice
It is a solemn thing! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccccdd eXefghghff ijijkckcll fcfclmlmhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 000101 01010101 110101 11010101 010101 11011101 110101 10010101 11010101 01010101 0100100 11001101 0100101 10010100 101111 10111100 111101 11111111 11110101 01010101 110111 01010101 100101 11000101 111101 111001001 100101 11010111 11010101 11010101 010101 11000111 101101 11000101 010101 11010101 1101001 10110101 010010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 312
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; nation's, be are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words it, 'tis, guard are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Nationality;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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