This is an analysis of the poem The Romance Of Britomarte that begins with:

I'LL tell you a story ; but pass the 'jack',
And let us make merry to-night, my men.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaBAcacadX eaeacdcddd bfbfcgcggg hfhfddddaX ceceijXjkX fcfcfcfcdX cfcfljljcX gfgfcacahh imihhlhXbX hkhknXnopp aeaXeaeadX qkqkcfcfXX bcXcflfXoo rhrhlilihh flfXXanXff XododdddaX eaeahghgdX dldllblbaa cXcddhdmdd dXdrXXqXff crcrgXgdhX XXfalhlXaa aXaobaBAaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1110101101 1111100111 1100111111 1100100111 1101101101 1011100101 1110011101 1111100101 1010111101 01100101000 111110111 0011110111 1100101101 1101000100 111100101 1110100101 11111011001 110110111 111100111 0011100101 1111110111 101011101 00100110111 110101101 1101011001 1011101101 110100101 110100101 111011101 1010110101 1110110101 1101101001 110101101 11101001101 101101111 111001010101 11100100111 111101111 1110101101 10100110100 11100101001 1101110101 1010111011 1101111101 1010010101 111101101 1010011110 11110100101 11100010100 010010101 1111001001 0010101111 1010101101 0011011111 11101001101 110111101 1101011101 1110110111 111110101 1111100100 111101101 0010110101 110101111 1010011111 111101111 10101101111 10110101101 1010100101 1010100101 010110111 1010100111 010110011 110010111 01010000101 1010100111 111100111 11011001001 010110011 1110101111 111011011 0010110111 1110100100 11001011001 11111000111 1101011111 1110010101 001110111 11111001010 11100111001 101110101 011101111 11101101010 11100110111 11101011010 10111100101 111111111 011010101 111101101 1111111101 1011111011 1101010101 0110110101 1111100111 1111100100 1111101101 1010101101 00101110101 1110110111 1010111111 111001011000 10101011111 1111101110 011110101 10101011010 11111001101 0010111101 110011101 11001101011 110101011 101001101000 11101001001 1010111001 110011010011 1010100111 111110111 111000101 01011111001 111101111 111101111 1010110101 11101111011 1000111111 10110110111 0111100101 1111111011 111010101 1111011101 11101001001 111111111 1100101001 111111101 011111101 010111111 11011001100 1110111111 101111001 111110101 01101111111 11101011001 100111101 1010101100 100101101 1010110111 1010110101 110111101 110111101 1111111101 10110100111 1110100111 10100110100 11110111001 0101101001 111111101 111110101 00110100111 110111101 1010111101 1111100101 101110101 10100100100 11100110101 11001001101 0011101101 1100110101 111101111 110010101 1111100101 1110110101 110100111 110101101 011100111 011100101 101101111 010101111 1100100101 1010100101 11100100111 1101100100 10110101101 11001010111 110110011 1100111101 111010111 1101100100 1100001011 1001110011 100111111 0010111100 110101101 00101101101 1100111111 111110111 111111011 110101111 1111100101 1111101011 1110100111 1011101101 11101001111 1101101111 00111101010 111010010 0010100111 11111111001 111100111 11100111 1110111001 100101101 111001011001 110110111 1100101101 10010111011 1010110101 110111111 1101111011 01110101 1100111111 1100100111 1111110101 1110110101 1110100101 110110101 1010100111 1010101010 1010101100 1101100001 11100100101 111100101 1011111011 1100111110 110011001 111100111 111111101 11101110101 111100111 1111111111 11111001111 1011101111 1011101001 11111111011 11100101101 1110101001 011111111 11101011010 111111101 11100100111 1110110101 1010101101 1101101010 0100110100 00100101101 111101111 111101111 1110111111 1111101111 111101001 00101100111 1011101111 1010100101 10111001111 101001001011 110100111 111101101 10100010101 1111011001 110110101 111110101 111101111 110101111 1111101001 111111011 1011111110 1111101101 100111110 110101101 110100101 0111111101 101101111 11111111101 0110110111 1010111111 0110100101 1110110111 10100111001 1111011111 111100111 111110111 1010110100 110101111 0100010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 31
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 418
  • Average number of words per stanza: 80
  • Amount of lines: 301
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; that, i, and, her, of, my, to, in, our, with, him, ', grey, we, how, some, he, died are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words that, i, and, they, she, so, the, we, how, he, died are repeated.

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

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

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases then, you connect the lines.

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