This is an analysis of the poem Jubilate Agno: Fragment B, Part 4 that begins with:

For God has given us a language of monosyllables to prevent our clipping.
For a toad enjoys a finer prospect than another creature to compensate... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b cde e c X b b b b b b b X f g c X X c e h X i c f j k l f e c i X X a l c m d c l f X X e m b X k X X e c k e h f X X a h f e n X o p f X j c k q X d g m b j e l f X X e f X f i X e r b i l c c l j c j X j l r j j j j c j j j j j X o q d h f s e f h l
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,3,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101010010000001110 1010101010101010010101 1111010011 11011101001101010 1111101001001101 101000100110 110010110010101 10100111110 10101011111101 1011011111101 101101111101 10101011111101 1011011111101 101001011111101 1010110111101 10011011110110100100 1010011011101111110001 1111111001 110011010001011101101 1010001110101101010 11100011100011010 10010011011 100100110101010 1001001101001100001 110110010010011010 1100110100110 110001010100010101 11001010100010010 1100010100110 1101110110101010010 110000110100101 1100100101001110 1100101010011 1100011010001010 11000101010011 110010101001100 11000110100100 11010001010 10110100101010 1100011010 1111110100111010010 1100010101111101010111 111100101101000101010 110101011011111010001001 1101101111 11101100100 10101100111 110010010101110 10100110000100010010 10101100010001 10100100011010001 101000011100010110110 11011000010010101100 11000001000010110100101010000 1010001000 10101010110101 10110100010100101110001111010 101000100 10100111101 1011010010 110101110111 10100100110010 1000111111100100011101011110110 100111010010101100111010010111 10100111001010 11001101000111101010110 111001101010010 11011001100101001100001100101 1011101111001101101010101110 110100110101 10100011111101 110100100100000 101011000 11001101 1111010100100111010 1011000101 1011001 101010111110011 10101010110011110110110100110 11001101010 1100101101001 11110010 110110110011001001 10101101001011 111010101 11100100001010101001011101010 1010010101010010 101001011000001010 10100101001111010 11101010111011100 10100100001010101011010 10100101010010110000101011101010001 101001100100111101100 10110001010101110 110001000100111111010 1001001010011011 11110100100101100101 11001100100101 1100100100101001 11001001001001001 111110000111000101 111101101 11010100 110101 110101101001100 110101 11001011010001010 1111110101110010001001101001011010 10100101 101010101 1100101 110101 110101111001011 101011010111011 1100101 1100101 1100101 1100101 1100101110 1100100010110110101 11011001001001110001 10011100101011010010 11111010110010010101 1110110100 11011010110101001001 101010101 111101011010111 11001110101011 1101100110011010 1101100111 11011001 11011011 110011011111010100101 11011010101 11011110010 110110101 110010110110010010 101101011010010 11110111000101 111010011010 1101101010110001 1110110010101010 1110001001010010011101 111000101011100101 10010100110110111 110001010 10101001001010 1110100110001010101010 110110100101110011011010 111010011111001 1101100101001010001 11001010001110100100010 1010101001001100100010010010 110010011111001 10101101010 1100100010011010100 1001000001011000101010100 11001000101010 110010001 11001001001100 111110010 1101010101111 11010101011010 110001111010111010001000110110011111 1110100110110010 10011010101000100101 1010010111010100101010 11010111101 1111101001010011010 111111010100010 111110011010011100 1111011101001 1111011000001010 11110111001 1101010101110 10100100010 101001001 111001010110010 11000110011010110 11101100101010100 111010011001011 101110111101 100010101000010 111001111101100 11011101111110 100100100010001011101000101010111 111110001000010 111101101100100 101001010011111010100 11110101001010 111111 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 190
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 61
  • Average number of words per stanza: 12
  • Amount of lines: 192
  • Average number of symbols per line: 61 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, for, rhimes, and, like, c, relations, words, be, god, gracious, to, rye, in, cat, upon, mus, as, mouse, you, ble, next, red, colour, blessing, under, bull, his, he, poor, it, can, which, patience are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word for is repeated.

    The author used the same word for 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 like, rhimes, colour, height, bull, tiger are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same words like, rhimes, colour, height, bull, tiger at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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  • summary of Jubilate Agno: Fragment B, Part 4;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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