This is an analysis of the poem Paris that begins with:

First, London, for its myriads; for its height,
Manhattan heaped in towering stalagmite; ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXba bbbb aaca ddbd eebe ffbf bbbb bbdb ggbg X ah bbg aX ia gb fj Xa bhhb hb hk af Xhc lm cm bc ah ch Xa cj kX hg db bX dj ab ab ba ll na if dh la hX cj jX bX kk il bX ib ml lh Xl X f cbobbbbbo abXblcl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,2,3,2,2,2,2,2,4,2,2,2,3,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,1,1,9,9,9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010101 01010100100 1101010001 1101100101 11001011011 11110010101 1101011100 1101010101 1101011101 11110101101 1011010011 1111011101 1101000111 0111010101 11110101010 01011001001 1111110101 1101000101 1101111100 0101110111 1101010001 11010101100 1101010101 11010100001 1011011111 00110100111 1011010011 1101101101 11011001110 11010101010 1011110100 10011111110 1101011111 1011011101 11010101010 1111000100 1 1100010101110001 0101111001010101 0101110011010101 11100111 00111101 1101010101001101 11011000001101010010 1101000111010111 0101011111010111 1111010101010101 1011001101010101 1101110111010101 1100010111011110 11010100101010001 111001110110011 10110111 11001101 11000101 11110101 11001100111010101 0100110111111101 1101011101000101 1101001111010101 1101110111011101 1111110101010101 10011010101010 11110111 1101010111110101 01110111110100111 1101110101111100 0100110110110111 11010111100101010 1001010101000101 1101010101011111 1101010111000101 1101010101001111 11010010111110111 1101011101001111 1001111101000101 1001011110001001 0101010101111101 11000000111100101 11001011010011111 011101001011000100000 1101010101001001 1101000111011111 0101110101010101 1001001110110101 10000101010011101 01010101010101000 1101010111010100 0101010011010001 11010100111010001 0101010101110101 1101011101011101 1101001010000101 11010100111010101 110101010101000001 1001010101011111 0101001101111101 0101000101010101 0101010111010101 1101110111111101 0100010001011111 1101010110110011 01010011010100101 11010100101110101 000100100010110001 1101010111010101 110011011101110100 1101010001010101 1100011111010001 11000101111011101 0011010101010100 010000110100011010101 110101011001110110 1100110111011101 10101000101010101 11011101101101001 1111010100110101 1101010111101101 1100011101010111 1101001111010101 1111010001010001 1111011100110100 110001101110101 1100010110010111 1100110101010101 11110101010101100 01000101001111101 1 101 1111001 11101 010110 01001 11001 0010110 11001 1010010 111000010010010110 010010 01001 1011110 01001 11001 101001 01001 111001 111111011101011001 1010010 11011 110110 01001 11011 01111 010010 11001 11011001011101001 0110010 11111 1111110 11101 111111 111101 11001 101001 1111111010010010001 1010110 1011010 1110011 111001 001011 0110010 101111 1011110 11110101100010010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 60
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 150
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 231
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; for, and, to, your, with, all, of, each, that, sweet are repeated.

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

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

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