This is an analysis of the poem The Spirit Of Discovery By Sea - Book The Fourth that begins with:

Stand on the gleaming Pharos, and aloud
Shout, Commerce, to the kingdoms of the earth;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacdeeffdfcdfghijXdkkaaeadglfmlnmlhacdfkeffcgjcdokomfbbfhdkahgfcfaicaakgkkoofdoglpmfakakoapaqmkrkoiXgXfnifdkkoccdghffehesihgffkhcigXfalXijfXafjakaaoafkfagfkffhafagkqcceocjokmadcccafhfikccmobfadcefpdadgfhmcgekranilacaggdkaahaimnkggahcfcbkiilbakeoaakcfldhc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 400,1,4,4,4,4,4,1,170,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2774
  • Average number of words per stanza: 485
  • Amount of lines: 593
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; his, adieu, their, nor, it, her, of, and, thy, my, mine, be, yet, that, he, to, in are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words shout, of, the, where, to, his, be, it are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines still, yet are repeated).

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

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