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

The night was still and clear, when, o'er the snows,
Andes! thy melancholy Spirit rose,--... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc XdeeFggeeFhheeiihhaaeeccee cceeeehheeggiiaabbjjgghhaaddbbhhaabbggkkggeeeeXbllbbggggiXbbeebbhmeeeeddnneebbiiggbbeejXiioocchhhggeeiinnppeeeeooXooppcciqkkggoojjbbeeddeeXihhXpaabbaaeeggiibbookkggiiggiqgghhhXcceehhaaggjjeecceeeeffddppjjhmeeggnnaaiibbbbp
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,26,230,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 01111111001 1011010101 0111111101 0101010101 1101111101 10010001011 1110101 1010111 11101001 1110101 101 01010001 010010101 001010001 0010111 101 1101100101 1100010101 11101001 11111111 1010101 110011101 11010111 010010111 1010111 1011101 1010111 01010001 1011101 11101001 1011101 0110101 1101000101 01001010101 1011011101 0101111001 01001111101 1100011101 01011100101 1111000101 0101010001 0101111101 0011010001 1001001010101 01001010101 0101010101 1011000101 0111010101 0101010101 1111010101 1101001101 1101010101 1011000101 1011111101 1101110101 1111010101 010010101001 1111011101 1001010101 11010010011 0111011101 1101010101 11110010101 0100010101 11010010101 011010010101 1100110111 0101011101 01010001001 1101010101 0101011101 0101011101 1011000101 1101101001 0111011101 1101000101 01011001101 1101010101 0111011000 1100011101 1011110001 1101011111 1101011001 1101010101 1011010101 1001010101 01010010001 11010101001 101101111 010101010010 0101010101 1000100101001 100101000101 10011110111 011011101 0111001111 1101111001 1101011100 1001010101 1001010101 0101010001 0101010101 0101011101 1001010101 1101010001 01001010111 10010010101 1001110001 1111010101 0111010011 1011010111 11010010101 1101110101 0101010101 110100100101 1011111111 1011011101 11001110011 11010000101 1001110010 1111110001 1101110101 1101111101 01010100101 1100111101 1001011101 11001010101 1011110101 11001010101 1101110101 10111101001 1111010011 1111111101 0101011101 0111110101 110101011 0111111111 1101010011 0111110111 1001000111 1111110101 1101011101 1001101101 11011101001 1101000111 01010100101 0100110101 01010010001 1011000111 1011110011 0101011001 11001111101 1001110001 11011101010 1101010101 1101100101 11010010101 1101011101 1001110001 1001011101 1111010101 1011000101 1001010101 01011101001 010101111 0111010101 0101010101 0101110101 01011101111 1001011101 00011111010 110111111011 10011011101 01001010101 1101110100 111010101 01010101010 01010001010 1101010101 0111010101 010101010 110101010 11111111 101100101 1010101 01010011 1101010101 11000100101 0111110101 1111010101 0101011001 1111001001001 0101100101 1001010101 1101010101 10010101001 1100010101 0101010101 1111010101 1101010101 1101011101 010010001010 11001010101 0111010101 01010101001 1101010101 1111010001 0101110111 1101011101 11010110001 11010110101 0101010101 1101010101 1101010101 1001010111 11010110101 1011000101 1101011101 0100110101 1101011101 0101110111 11110100001 1111010101 1111010011 1101110101 1101110011 0011011101 1101010001 0101010101 1101010111 1001101101 1011011111 1101010101 0001100111 1101111101 1101011101 1101110101 1101010100 0101010001 11110111001 1111110001 1001010111 1011010011 0111010101 1100110101 1011010111 1111010101 1101011111 01010010011 11110001001 1101110101 01011101101 1001001101 1101010101 1111110101 0101010111 0111000101 0100110101 101011000001 1101011101 1101010101 110111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3791
  • Average number of words per stanza: 649
  • Amount of lines: 262
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; from, and, its, his, i, to, of, he, in, or, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words from, its, the, and, i, of are repeated.

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