This is an analysis of the poem Fragmentary Scenes From The Road To Avernus that begins with:

Scene I
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  • Rhyme scheme: aX b cXdadeaeaaX XXfgehehhX hefXeieiiX jkjkeeeeeX XX fl feellmmiihHll cX ggl ci l cdd fnnhhllkknnee ce fXaaknniif iakajjjcaanenXfXecXXfahHaboXXb XX e agg akk agg amm akkiicc ann all all ae ael nl aee allncnaeXoo aocX fcpqpq lglgaX l llnXneXeincncfrfr
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,1,11,10,10,10,2,2,13,2,3,2,1,3,13,2,10,30,2,1,3,3,3,3,7,3,3,3,2,3,2,3,11,4,6,6,1,17,17,2,1,6,6,6,6,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 100 1010 10 110110100 01011001 10111100101 11011011 110111110 01111111 111111110 01101011 101 111111110 11011010 11001011 1110010010 01111011 110110010 11111111 111111010 01011101 001 110011110 1101101011 01111011 0110111010 110110100 110110010 11111001 111111010 111110001 101 110111001 110110110 111000111 011010010 11111011 110011110 11111101 111010010 11101011 101 001101001 11 11000 010100101000110 101010101 010 100010101111011 111011101010100 111010101110101 100100101010101 101011101110111 1111011001010100 100111101110111 1110101010100111 010101101110111 111001001100011 101010100110101 111001100111101 10 11111110111110 0101 111010011011101 101110101101101 10 11101010 01010100011 10 11011111010111001 111111100010111 010 10100101010101001 101111101011101 111110101010111 10010100101010101 101010101111111 101100101010101 111010111110101 101010101010101 101010101010101 111110101001101 111011101110101 10110101010101 10 111000101010101 010 111111101111110 101010101110111 111110101010111 11101010001110010 001111101110101 111111100110101 100111101111101 101011001000011 10010 1001 1110111001011111 00101110 110101101101 11100101010101010 10101101010010010 111011010101010 1 11011101010100101 101010101100101 111111101010001 0111101 01110011 10101101101000101 101110111011100 1010010101010101 100010100110101 111 1101101010110010 11010110100100 11011010101010 1011011110 1110111 111001001100011 011111101110101 1110101011100010 11101 111010110101100 10100110111000 111011101010010 11 1010 10101011010101 1 100110101001111 100101101001111 1 100110101111001 100111101111111 1 011101100001011 110101101101011 1 101101101111011 1111011011010001 1 111101101111111 110101101101011 101101101011111 1001011010110101 111101101111101 100111101011111 1 111111111111001 101111111101011 1 011111100011101 101100011011001 1 111110101011111 100111101001101 1 101101101011101 1 100101111111111 101111101111111 101 0110100101111101 1 111110101111101 111100101111001 1 111101001001001 1111011101101011 1101011011001101 11110110 11011111 1 110101001111111 110111111011110 111111101111111 111111101111111 1 101101101011001 11 10010 101010101001001110 10 110110101 11101101 011100101 11111101 1110111101 1101101 0010011101 0111011 11 1101 1101010101101010110 10 110110010 11111011 1111100110 11111001 010011010 11101110 010111001 11111101 111111011 01011011 011011011 11101001 111111010 11011101 110100110 11111111 1001 11010011 1111011 111111111 1110111 010111011 0111101 111111011 0110101 111111011 11100101 101101011 01101101 11110110 1111011 101100011 1111001 11 10 1010 1011110111 1110101 10100101101 1111111 011111101111 1100111 11110111101 11101011 11110111111 1111111 11110101101 11011001 11111111010 11101011 10111001001 10111101 11101110101 00101001 00110101101 10101001 1011100101 1110111 0010100101 10111101 00111001000 10110100 101101010101 11101001 111100101 10110101001 1100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 46
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 239
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 267
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; good, but, all, be, and, you, i, of, her, his, to, he, my, me, your, sake, she, or, laurence, though, that are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, nunc, laurence, and, though, he, one are repeated.

    The author used the same words laurence, i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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