This is an analysis of the poem Lines In Praise Of Professor Blackie that begins with:
Alas! the people's hearts are now full of sorrow
For the deceased Professor Blackie, of Edinboro';... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXbb ccdd eeff aagg hhii iijj kkll mXfX bbmi nnbb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 010101111010 10010101001000 0111010110011 1010010001010101 100101101111101 100111001011011 10111111100010111 11110010101 010101010010101001 1111001000010111 11010110001100 1011010011010 010100010101000 010011111001110 11100101011101 111111111010111 1101010111001101 100100101011111 1100101111101 011101010001 11010110110111 10011111010101 10111110010101 11101111101 11110010100101 0111110111 111101011 01100101011 11100111001010001 11110110101 1010101110 11110110011 111110101010 10010011010111 11001100101 011101110101101 11001001010110111 1010101111101 0110010101001 1000100111100101001
- Amount of stanzas: 10
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 219
- Average number of words per stanza: 41
- Amount of lines: 40
- Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 10
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, and, his, of are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
The author used the same words professor, he at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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