This is an analysis of the poem The Death Of Cromwell that begins with:

A Poem upon the Death of His Late Highness the Lord Protector
That Providence which had so long the care ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbccdd eeffgg hhhhhhgg Xhiiccff ccccjjkkllhhgghhhhccccff ddhhhgllcXccmm ffccnngghhoo ccgghhffhh ppbbqqccrrff ffmmppccgggg ggllbbcchheXmmffXghh iihhaagg iihhbbeeXhhhgghh ffiiXcddrrmXcdggbbhhcc hhbblXbbmXhhhhff ddgghh eemmcchhiibaiigg hhmmlleeoo hhhhbbggh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,6,6,8,8,24,14,12,10,12,12,20,8,16,22,16,6,16,10,20,10,4,10,6,10,12,6,4,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01001010011001010 1100111101 01011101001 1001011101 11010000100 11001000101 1111110101 0101111101 1111011101 1101111001 0101110101 1101110111 0111010101 1101011111 0101110011 1111011111 1101010111 11110111010 11110101010 1011111001 1101010001 01110101110 1101000101 01110110001 1101011011 1101011101 0101010101 1101010101 1111111111 1101110001 0101010101 0111010001 1111000101 1111010101 1001000101 1001010101 1111011101 1101000101 11000110101 10010010101 1101100101 1101010101 0101110111 11101000101 10011110011 1111110101 1111011101 00110101011 1101110101 10010010101 1001011101 1111010111 0011110101 01010111101 1101010101 101010010101 0111010101 1111011111 0101000101 11001010101 1001011111 1111111101 1101000101 1101110111 1101000111 1101110111 1111010111 1110010101 1111010111 1101000111 0101110101 1101010101 1110000101 1101010101 11001000101 1001001101 1111101001 1111010101 1011010101 1111110101 0101110100 11010101101 1101011111 1111010101 1101000101 1101001001 1111110111 1001110101 1001000101 1111011101 01001010101 10110111001 1011011101 0111100101 1001110101 0101100101 1101010101 10010011101 1101110001 1011111101 1101010101 0101111101 0101011101 10110101111 1101100101 1011110110 1101010101 11010111101 11001011001 1101110101 11010000111 1101010101 1111110101 1011011111 0100010100 0101010111 1100111101 1001010111 1101000101 1011110001 0101010001 110101101 1101010011 0101110101 10010100100 0101010111 1101010101 1001010101 1101010111 11010100100 1001110101 1111010101 01011000111 1001011101 1001000111 1011110001 1101010101 01111111010 10010101010 1111110111 0101000101 1101110101 0101011101 1001011001 1101011101 110110010 1111110101 1111100101 1101010001 11111101110 0111110101 1111000101 110100011101 10101001001 1101010101 1101010111 1101100101 1101010001 1111000101 1101001101 11001101100 1011110100 1101010101 1101011101 1110010001 1110110101 1101110001 1111110101 0101010110 1111011101 0100111101 1101010101 1111100100 1101010101 11101001001 1101010101 1001011101 10010100101 1100010001 1111000101 11001010101 0101110101 1101111101 11011011101 1111010111 0101001101 110101101 0101010111 0101010010 1101010111 0101110101 11110101001 100101101001 0101111101 1101111101 1101011111 1100111101 1001011111 1101110101 1001010001 1111001101 1011010111 0101000111 1011010101 0100010101 11111100101 1101010101 1101010101 1101011101 0101010101 1111000111 0101000111 0101000100 1011010101 110110001001 1101110111 1111001001 1101110011 01111100101 0101110011 1111000100 1000110111 1101010101 1101011111 1111010101 1101011101 1101010101 1001010101 1101111001 1110110101 0101011101 1111111111 01011010101 0111001101 0111110101 1111001111 11011101101 11111100101 1111011001 1111011101 0101010111 1101110101 1101000101 1101011001 0101111101 1001110111 1011110101 1111010101 11011011001 1101100101 1101110101 1111010111 1101010101 11011000111 1101011111 1101011111 1101110101 1111000101 1111101111 1001011101 1101110101 1101010111 01001011101 1101110101 11001110101 1101110101 1101101101 0111010111 1100010001 0110010000011 1111011101 1101010101 1110011101 1011101101 0101010111 1111001101 1011010111 1101010101 10101011101 1001010101 1001010101 1111000111 11110010101 1111100101 1101010101 1111010101 1111011111 1001110101 01010101101 10001010101 1011110101 1111110111 1001110111 11110111001 1101011101 1110110101 1101011101 1011110101 1001010101 1111110101 101101111 1101110111 0111010101 1111111111 1011011101 1101101101 1101011101 0111010101 1111000101 1101011101 0100011101 1101110111 01001100101 1101111101 1101110101 10001010101 1011010111 01011101100 01110100101 1101011101 1111110101 1111110101 1101100100 11010001010 111101100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 30
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 484
  • Average number of words per stanza: 85
  • Amount of lines: 325
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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, with, or, her, and, of, his, to, your, he, we, no, in, oh, as, how are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, he, that, who, for, no, oh, as, while, how are repeated.

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