This is an analysis of the poem The Author that begins with:

Accursed the man, whom Fate ordains, in spite,
And cruel parents teach, to read and write!... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaaaccddaaeeeeffbbggbbeeaaffddddhhaahhbbffhhaaddddeeiiddddjjggddbbbbffddeeccddddffeekkXXeeddeelleeeemmffffddddeeXemmnneebXmXddaakkooaaffccffaaffXpmmfffXhhXeccqqaahhmmeellddhhiiaahhqqaahhggeeddnnaapprrmmaanXbboonniieeaaeeddllnnaammggaaddaaaaeeddaaddmmn
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 398,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 10001111001 1101010111 11010100111 1111010111 11010100101 0101010101 10010110001 11111100101 1001010001 1011011001 10111011001 1110010101 1011011101 0111000101 0101010001 110010100101 1101010001001 0101010001 0101010101 1101111101 0111010111 1111011101 1101010001 1101110001 1100110011 1100110111 110010010011 1101010101 1100010101 0101010101 1111010101 11010011001 1101110101 11001010011 1111111101 1001000101 0111011101 1101110101 1011010101 1101011101 0101010101 0111011101 0101010101 0101011111 0101001101 1111001101 0101001101 1101110101 01001010111 1001110101 0011010001 1101011101 1101010101 11111100101 1101010111 1111010011 0001111101 10000010101 1101010001 1101010101 11010011101 1101010111 0001110001 1101110111 1100110101 1111011101 1111010101 11010100111 1001010001 1101010101 11110101001 0101011111 0001101101 10110101001 010100101001 1101010101 1101010101 1111001111 11011110101 1101010001 1101010011 0011010101 0101110101 1100011101 0101110011 11010101001 0001101101 0101010101 0101111001 0101010101 11011110101 1101011111 1111110101 1101110001 1111010101 1011010111 1101110101 1011111101 1101001101 1001010101 1111010001 1111110101 1111110111 1101111101 11110011101 1111110101 1111110101 0111011101 1101110101 0111010101 11010101011 0101110101 1011111101 1101111101 0111010101 0111000101 1010010101 1101000101 1001000101 0111110101 0101110101 1101010101 11000111001 1111011101 1100110111 0101110010 11110111001 01010111010 1111110101 01010101101 1101010111 0101011101 011010101 0101111101 0101010111 1001010101 11010011011 1101010101 1101010111 0101000101 00010100101 1111010001 0100011001 0101010101 1111111101 0111011101 1111110111 1101101101 1101010001 1101010100 01001000101 1101111110 1101010101 0111010101 1101111101 1001000101 1001011111 0111000101 1101010101 1101110111 1111110101 1011000101 1111010101 0100010101 1111011101 1111110101 1111011101 1001100101 1001000101 1101110101 01111111001 0101011101 11110101111 11110000101 1101110101 01010101001 0111111111 1101010101 10011101001 1101011101 1011010101 01111100001 1111111101 0011000101 1011110101 11010111101 1011100101 1001010001 1111100101 1101010101 11010011101 1011110001 1101010101 0111010101 1101111101 0011000101 1011011101 0101111101 1001000101 0101010101 01110011010 01011101010 1001110101 1011010101 11011100101 1111010101 1111011101 1101110111 11011101101 0011011101 0101100101 1101110101 11000111101 11011110101 1101110111 1101010101 111010111001 1001110001 1101110111 1110010101 1001110111 110111100001 1111010111 1001110101 1111011111 1111011111 1010010001 1101000111 1101110101 1101110101 1111011111 1101111001 1011001101 1111111111 1101111101 1001110001 1011011101 0101010101 1101010101 0101010100 1001110101 0101010101 1101111101 0101110101 1111011101 1101111101 0111010101 011111101 0101101111 0101110001 1101101101 11011100101 1011010101 1111011101 1111011101 1001110101 1111010111 1101011101 1111010101 11011101001 01010100101 1101011101 010010100101 1101110101 1101110001 1011110101 111100100101 1101010011 1111111111 0011110001 1011110101 0101110101 1111011111 1101111111 1101011101 1111110011 1111010101 0101110111 0101001101 1101010101 1011011101 11110111001 0111011101 1001010001 1111011101 1001011101 1110011111 0001100001 1101010101 1001010101 01001010101 10111111101 01010101001 0101001101 01010100110 11110101010 01010001001 101110001 1111010101 10001000101 1010111101 1001000101 01001010101 0101111100 1111111101 1011110101 01010010001 1111000101 0111010011 1101011101 01110100101 1111010101 0111110111 1001110001 0111011111 1100011101 1111010001 1111000101 11010010101 1101110111 11010011101 0101011101 1001011111 1111010101 1011001100 1011010101 1101110101 1011010101 1011010101 1011110001 1101111101 1101010101 01111000101 1101011101 1101001101 1001110001 0101011111 10001010101 1001010101 010010011001 1001110101 1011111101 1111011111 1101000111 1001110101 1111100111 01110111001 0111010011 0111110101 1001010101 010100100001 0111110101 1111010101 0111010101 1100110101 0101111101 11001110111 1101010011 1101111101 1101010101 1111011101 1101010101 1101110101 01010101001 1101011001 0101010101 0101000101 0111110001 1111110101 1101010101 1101110011 1011011101 0101010001 0110010011 11010111001 11101010101 0101010101 0100010111 110101001010 1101010101 1011010101 1011010001 1101010101 1011010101 1001011101 1011010101 11110111100 0101010111 1100101101 11111100100 1101110001 1101111101 01010110111 1111010111 1011110001 1011111101 1110010111 1011011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 17778
  • Average number of words per stanza: 3164
  • Amount of lines: 398
  • 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; and, to, when, in, their, her, his, of, made, there, thy, my, thine, make, he, forth, so, no, by are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, when, where, the, would, lives, bid, he, something, so, his, are are repeated.

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