This is an analysis of the poem A Legend Of Madrid that begins with:

Francesca
Crush'd and throng'd are all the places... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbcadadeeefeeef gggghbibfffjhhhjXkcklmdmXXggkkkg a afXfngngdXljmmXX a Xojocfcf a cccgeXeg a bjbjXjgjbbbieeei a cbcbpipiqqqdggXl a ofoffnfnbbXXeXeb a cbXb a cbcbfffXfffX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,16,32,1,16,1,8,1,8,1,16,1,16,1,16,1,4,1,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010 11111010 0110100 10101010 1110100 11101110 0110101 10101010 1111101 11101010 10011010 101001010 1010101 10101010 10111010 10111010 1010101 10101010 1110011 10101110 1010101 11111010 1110101 11101111 1000111 10101010 10101010 11111010 1000101 11101010 10111010 11101010 1000101 00101000 01100111 11111110 1110101 10111110 1001101 10111011 1000101 00111010 11101100 11101010 001001 111110101 10111111 10111111 1010101 10 11111010 1110101 10111010 1111001 10001010 1110101 11111110 1111101 10101111 10101110 10111110 1011111 11100110 11101010 10111110 1111100 010 11101010 1110101 00101010 0010101 10101010 1010101 11111010 1110101 10 10101010 11111110 10111010 1011101 11101110 11101100 11111110 1111101 010 10111110 10010111 10101010 1011001 10100100 1000101 11101010 1010101 11101110 101000110 10101110 0010101 11101010 10001010 10101010 0110101 10 10101010 1011101 10111110 1111111 10101110 1011101 11100110 1010101 11101110 11101110 10101110 1111111 10111110 11101010 10101100 1010100 010 10101010 1110111 11101010 1100101 10101010 1011111 11001010 1110101 11101010 10101010 11111010 10101010 101010100 10101010 101011110 10100110 10 10111010 00101110 10101100 10101110 010 11111010 1000100 11101010 1110001 11101010 10100110 10111110 1011111 10101110 10101110 10111110 1000100
  • Amount of stanzas: 19
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 251
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 153
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, him, i, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words in, now are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines him is repeated).

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