This is an analysis of the poem Kemal - The Posh Pasha that begins with:

We have heard of the mythical lands of the East
And of caliphs and sultans galore;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXbXc deaefXXc dfffXbfc Xgfgfbac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111001001001 101011001 01011000101 111101001 101011101001 111101011 001001001001 01000110 001001111001 001001011 0110001101101 111010001 100011111001 101001100 111001111111 01000110 101001101001 10101111 001001111001 001001001 1011110110010 01001001 111011011011 111000110 11010111001 111110110 111101001111 010101010 101101101011 111101101 0111111001 11010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 338
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; of, and are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word pasha 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 must connects the lines.

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