This is an analysis of the poem Hero And Leander: The First Sestiad that begins with:

On Hellespont, guilty of true-love's blood,
In view and opposite two cities stood,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddddeeffddggfXbbddXdaabbhhaaffaaiijjbbddbbkkllddddmmccaabbhnbbddmffmnnddbbXbiihnhhoXccbbfooXbaabbaanhcchnaammXdiibbXXffppbbaaiinhddXallfmmmciaaaabbhhhhaamfaXaaXkbbddbbmfbbaaXqaaaXffaaXdhhffaaXiXmddrrjjggllccmmfXmmcciiddoXccccddaaddddbbssrXffddhnhnfm
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 486,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1100100111 0111001101 110010011001 01100010101 1101011001 1101010101 1101010101 1111110101 0110010001 0101010111 0111110001 1100010101 0101010101 0101010101 0111011001 1001010101 0101110101 0101100101 01110101011 11011111100 1011011111 1101010111 1111011101 1101110101 0101110100 1101011101 1111110111 1111011001 1111011101 0101111011 1001110011 1101010001 1101010111 1101110001 1011010101 1111110101 1110010101 1100011101 10011111010 11010101010 1101000101 0101010111 1101010101 1011011101 1101110101 1101101101 0111100111 1011010001 1101010101 1101110101 10001010011 110001101 1110011111 1101011101 01001010101 1101110101 1101010101 0101110101 11001011001 1101011111 0101111101 1111110001 10101010001 1101010101 01010101111 11011111010 1101010001 1100101001001 1101011111 1101010101 11010011001 111110101 11011110100 1100010101 00111101010 11110101010 1101000101 10000010110 0101010101 1001100101 01001010101 1101110101 11110101010 10010111010 0101010101 0111010100 1111110111 1011111001 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  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 20760
  • Average number of words per stanza: 3729
  • Amount of lines: 486
  • 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; her, and, his, she, as, of, you, fair, so, to, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and, that, a, nor, her are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines her, it are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase base connects the lines.

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  • summary of Hero And Leander: The First Sestiad;
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