This is an analysis of the poem The Missionary - Canto Fourth that begins with:

Far in the centre of the deepest wood,
The assembled fathers of their country stood.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbaaccaaaabbdXeeffbXccggaahhiijjaakkggccbbbbjjccddffeEaaeeEaahheejjaacckkeejjaaccllaaXcjjfmjjjjeejjffllhhaaffeEcXffeEnnaaXjjjaajjbbjbjjhhHcc n X X OOII m jj n X X OOII m hhHcc n pee m pOOII aaaaa f aahhaaffccnncceeddeellooccaaXhhjjaaffjjjjaagghhcjjffc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 144,1,1,1,4,1,2,1,1,1,4,1,5,1,3,1,5,5,1,80,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1001000101 00101001101 11110111011 10010100101 01001110101 0111110100 110010010111 0101100101 1101001111 11110100111 011111001 10011010111 0101010101 1101011001 1101001101 00110101001 0101010101 1101110100 1011010001 1111010101 1101011101 01010010101 11110100101 1010001101 1001011101 1101000101 1101010101 0101110101 1111010101 01110101011 1101010101 1001000101 01010101001 0101100101 1011110101 1101100101 1101110101 0101110111 0101110101 1111010101 01010100001 101111001 1101010001 1111010101 11001010111 1101011101 1001110101 1111110001 1111010101 0110010101 1100011101 01010010001 1111110101 11010011001 1101010111 1101010101 1001010101 1111011101 11010010101 1101011111 10010101001 1111010101 1111011101 1100010101 0101010111 1001010111 0100010101 1101010111 1011101101 01010011111 0101101101 1101100111 11001010101 1111011101 1110010101 1101110101 11011111101 0111110101 1101110101 1111110011 0111011111 1101110101 1010011111 1011011111 1101011101 1001111101 1111000101 01010011001 1001110001 1001011000 01001011101 1101011101 1101110101 1101011101 11010011010 11010010011 0111110101 0011010101 1101001101 11110001001 1101010111 1110011101 1011001101 11001101001 1101010101 1111011111 1101110001 1111110001 110010101001 0101010101 1111011101 1111100101 1101010111 1001010111 1111010111 11010111001 1111111000 0111100101 1111010111 1001010111 1111010111 1101011101 1101110101 11001010101 0101010101 1100010110 1001110101 1111010101 1101011101 11010101001 0101100101 1101010101 11011001001 1101010101 1101010101 1000100111 1011010101 11010011101 01010001001 101001 0101 0100010101 1001110101 1101010101 10 100 11 1010101 1101010101 0111000101 1000010101 100 1001110101 1011011001 10 010 11 1010101 1101010101 0111000101 1000010101 100 1001 010101 0100010101 0101110101 010001101 10 0100 1110101 11110011101 100 0100 1010101 1101010101 0111000101 1000010101 1111110111 01001010101 1011111001 01110101001 1001010101 100101 1110101 0010001 1111111 1011101 1010111 01010111 10101001 1010001 1010101 1010101 01010101 111101001 1001101 1010101 01100101 1011111 10010101 1010101 1111101 1011111 11010101 1010101 100010101 1010111 1110101 01010101 11110101 01010101 010010100101 1111010101 0101111100 01010100101 0111000101 01011101001 1001011101 1101010101 0101010101 1100110001 01110010101 1011110101 11010100111 1111001101 1101101101 1000010101 1101011101 101100100001 010 1011101 1111010001 0101110101 0011010001 1101110101 1101000101 0111000111 10011100111 100111001 1101010101 1101010101 1011010011 0111110101 1001010111 0101010101 00110011111 1101110111 1001000101 1000110111 1011010101 1101 110101 1111000101 1011110101 1001010001 1111111101 0101010101 1101010101 1011011101 11010000101 11010010101 1100010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 21
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 505
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 262
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, his, your, though, one, our, with are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words though, the, and, let are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Missionary - Canto Fourth;
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