This is an analysis of the poem Prince Yousuf And The Alcayde that begins with:

A Moorish Ballad
IN Grenada reigned Mohammed,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXcadedXfgfdhfhXbiXaaeaXjXaXaajaXXXXXXXabXXgkXXkakaaiakagacbgXXblXijkjaXlfgdldXkdkkfXfkkXkXk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 94,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010 00101010 1110111 10101110 1010100 10100010 1011111 100001010 1100111 111010100 10111001 11101010 1010001 10101010 1010101 11101110 0111101 1100110 0110101 00111010 10010101 10101010 11100111 11101110 1010101 11101010 0010101 101 01010 1110111 11111110 1010101 10111110 1110001 1111 1110 1010111 11 10010 1111101 10110111 1110101 10101011 1110111 11101111 1111111 11101010 10101010 1010110 1011101 10101010 1010111 00111010 1010101 01111010 01100001 100101110 1011111 11100011 10010011 11101010 1111101 10101111 1111101 1011010 1110111 10111110 1111111 00101010 1010101 11111010 1110101 111011110 1010110 10101010 1010101 10111010 1010101 11101010 10111001 11111110 0010111 10111110 1110101 10101010 1010101 10101010 1010101 11101010 1110101 10110010 1010111 010111110 1111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2971
  • Average number of words per stanza: 555
  • Amount of lines: 94
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, to, and, ', my are repeated.

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

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

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