This is an analysis of the poem Farewell Address At The Argyle Hall that begins with:

Fellow Citizens of Dundee.
I now must bid farewell to ye.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa aXaa bbcc XXdd bXcc aaaa Xaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10100001 11111101 11110010101 111001011101 111100101101001 1001001110 101101101001 110010111101 110111101 11001100101 11111001101 111011101 101100100101 11000001001 111111101101 10101011101 110100100111 11101100 01110101 111010100010101 01011100110111101 11010111001100011 1101111100111101 111111011101 10111011011010 10101111101 11010010111101 1100011101011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 186
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, o', to, and, my are repeated.

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

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

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