This is an analysis of the poem Adam Lay Ibounden that begins with:

Adam lay ibounden,
Bounden in a bond....

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXXXaaXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101100 10001 11010 11111 1111110 110111 11010 10011 11101011 010101 11110110 01101 1001 11011 111110 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ben is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

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