This is an analysis of the poem Paradise Lost Book 5: An Epitome that begins with:

Higgledy piggeldy
Archangel Rafael,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXa XXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100100 110101 100101 1001 1010100 100000 100101 100000
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 80
  • Average number of words per stanza: 10
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 19 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Paradise Lost Book 5: An Epitome;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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