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

{Bonduca the British queen, taking occasion from a defeat of the Romans to impeach their valor, is rebuked by Caratac.}
Queen Bonduca, I do not... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abaccXdebbbXabcbefbbbgbhfbacidaiibabXijkfbbXdkkcbbcXfXbXgbaXXXhlbiaeejaXieXdkadXXcjeegbcf dbbcXlhdXdaXblchkdjfhbfgb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,89,25,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100010110010000100100011100011100 11001111110 011110100110 11111011010 11010101010 1101010100 0101010101 11110111110 01110101110 1111 11010101010 1101 100101111 101101 11110101010 01011101010 010100101 0101010100 11110101011 11001101010 00111111010 11010001010 11110101101 1111111101 0101110101 01111101 111101110 101111101010 111100111010 111001011011 1011010001 11010101010 1101010011 11110011111 11111101110 11110101110 10010111010 110010111110 1101010111 00110101111 11011101101 11101010101 11111101010 101100101110 10110101010 1101110111 1101110111 111111110 11001101110 10011101010 1111110 11100101110 0100010100 1111010111 0110010101 1011111110 11111011101 11111111110 100110100111 100110100101 10110001100 1111111110 110111110 010111111 1101111101 11110111010 1101111011 1101011010 11011001010 11110101010 111 11111101011 110111110 1111011111 10010101010 1110111011 1101011111 1111001111 11010101010 1111010111 1101101011 110101010 10111111010 1111111111 10111111110 11011101110 11011100111 1111110101 1011111011010 11110101 11011111010 1101111101 11010101100 01011101010 11111100100 11010001101 10110101111 010010101 1100101100 10010111010 11110101111 0100111111 01110111110 10111111010 11010101110 111101010100 11011101110 1111110111 010 1 11001011 0110111111 111101011100 11010101110 101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1666
  • Average number of words per stanza: 313
  • Amount of lines: 115
  • 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; your, and, i, as, my, we, where are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the, a, those are repeated.

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

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