This is an analysis of the poem A Prince From Western Libya that begins with:

Aristomenis, son of Menelaos,
the Prince from Western Libya,...

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaabcdefdgXX fhfcXXcXb gheX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,9,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1000010100 01010100 110001010100 10011111 10101101101 1011010 11010100111010 1111 010010010100 0111101011 0101111000110 1111100011101 11100011011011 101001001 1010111101 1001111101 110111101111 01000010 110100101001 101000011001 11101110111 0111100010011 100100011101010 1111011100110 111101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 341
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; he, of are repeated.

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