This is an analysis of the poem Ormuzd And Ahriman. Part Ii that begins with:

A CHORUS OF HUMAN SPIRITS IN THE MIST.
FAR in the shuddering spaces of the North... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbcadad eeffeeccgghhiiiiddjj a jkel g meme nono adad eeee mdmd g ghgmlglehhgh d nglgiihimifi X aieimi a ggeeaaii m jenianii Xineegge g XnnnXnXiXnnXnnXnnnhhee g ggiiiigagamXml a XgngfmfmjXjiififniniegeg a obbo agga agga egge lnnl eeee dnnd giig X XIfife
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,20,1,4,1,4,4,4,4,4,1,12,1,12,1,6,1,8,1,8,8,1,22,1,14,1,24,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,16,30,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01001010001 10010010001 111101 0101111101 111101 0100011111 110001 1111010111 011111 1111110101 110101 1101010111 111101 1111010111 111101 1101011111 010101 1111010111 011101 1111000101 110101 0100111101 110101 1111010111 111101 11010101111 111101 11110100100 011111 10101 1111110101 01010100001 0110111011 0101110001 100100010 111010110 10101 1110101110 10111 1110111110 10111 1110101010 11101 1010101010 11111 1001000110 11101 1011101010 11101 1111101010 01101 1110111010 100101 10111000010 101011 100101010 010111111 010010010 010110011 110011110 011011010 110011011 011010010 110110010 1111110010 010111110 010110010 110010010 10001 1111111011 1111010010 111001010 110110010 010101110 11001101 0011011010 11111001 1011010010 111001011 011010010 11000001 10001 1011011110 11001011 111111010 101001011 110010010 11101001 10010 1111010101 0111011101 11010110101 11001010101 0101010111 0101010101 1101101101 0101000101 1000100 111101 1101010 1001110 110101 1101101 1101010 0111010 010001 1101100 110111 0111010 111101 1101010 0101010 10100110 110111 101010 1 111010010 111111010 011010010 010010100 010010110 010010010 010010110 111110100 011011110 111010110 1 111010110 110110010 1110110010 011010010 011010110 010011010 011011010 010011010 110010010 1010100110 10 010011111 010010011 110011110 011110110 010010110 10111010 010110110 010010010 011010010 010111110 110110010 011010100 011010110 011011010 100110 010101100 00110111 01111101 1101101 01010101 010101010 00010011 010001010 01010111 11010001 11011101 01011101 11110111 010101001 11010111 010011101 11000101 11000101 11010001 11010101 11110001 11010001 11110001 01010101 1000110 01111111 11011101 01010101 01010001 11101101 101010101 11010111 01110101 11111111 01111101 11110101 01011101 11111101 010100011 11010101 01010101 111101001 01010011 11111111 100010000 11110110 01000101 011100111 11010101 110100101 01111001 01011111 11110101 11110101 01110111 10010101 1000010101 10110000 1 100100 110001 1011101 111101 101101 110101 010111 100101 1001010 1101010 0101010 1101010 110101 1011010 100100 1 1001010 110111 111111 0101010 0101010 100101 101111 1001110 1101110 010101 1101010 1011010 111111 1011101 110111 111100 110111 110101 001111 01011010 110101 010101 010101 1001111 0101010 1101010 1011010 110101 100100 101110 110101101 0111010101 1101110001 0110010101 1101010101 1001110101 1101010001 11001010101 110100011000 0101011111 01001110101 1111100001 0110000111 1101011101 1101010101 11110100001 0101010101 1001110101 1101010011 1101010111 1111011111 10010001011 0101010111 0101000101 0101010101 0101010001 1101001001 1011110111 1101000101 1101110011 0101010101 0111110111 11110011101 010101101010 1111010111 11110100111 0111110101 01110100101 01010001001 0101000111 01110010101 10010111000 1011011101 1101010101 0101011101 1101010101 1111011111 10110101101 11000101010 1 11110010011110010 101101111101001 100101101101111101 101100111011101 1 10010010110111110 1001111001001001 10010110010010110 110101101101001 1 1001101010010010 11010110110010101 100110010010010110 1001011001011001 1 1001001010010010 1001001101001001 11010010010010110 1110001001101001 1 1101101111110110 1101001001011001 101100111001110110 1001001011001001 1 11111111010010110 110100101011001 11111011111011010 1111111001001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 60
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 204
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 337
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, thy, o, us, we, from, through, in, no, more, them, with, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words whose, the, have, sure, he, of, from, shall, and, a, one, through, until, no, who are repeated.

    The author used the same words thou, i, the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The poet repeated the same word good at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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