This is an analysis of the poem To Angelo Mai, that begins with:

ON HIS DISCOVERY OF THE LOST BOOKS OF CICERO,
'DE REPUBLICA.'...

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX ababcdcceffghff ciidfdjdhedklmm najffonecfeeXll knllekendepdfkk efofecfgflkXdee mlclafpmfmnccnkk callddnnjXkkmll llclfccXfcqcfdX amjXnXndeaafldd aeaXfemknkknqll lflXfccfrrdrfee oddmffdjccXpill
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,15,15,15,15,15,16,15,15,15,15,15,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10010000110101 11000 0101111101 0100110101 1100011010 11001100111 1111101110 111101 1111110011 11110100 1001010101 11010101 1101011001 1101000111 0100101110 11110101 1111001001 0101010001 01011011 11010111 01000100001 11010101 0111011111 10111011100 1111110011 10111100010 01010001 1011011001 1101000111 0101010101 0111001011 1111010101 111101 010011101 11110100 0101000101 0101001101 11110011 1101010011 1101011111 0101010111 010101010111 1111110101 1111011101 0101110010 010111 1101011101 1101001101 1111011111 1011111000 11110101 110101001 1101010011 11010101 1101110101 1001001 0101010101 1111000101 1101011101 1101010101 1011010101 1101010101 11010101 10110101 10110111 1111011101 1111110001 1111 1101010111 010101 0101010101 0101 111101 010111100 111111101 0111001111 1111011111 1111100111 100101 1101010101 111101 011101 11001111 01000101 1101010101 011111 10011101 01010100100 01011101001 01110111 1111011101 11110101001 111001100101 11110101 00010001 01010101 1111010111 1001010101 10010100111 10110101 0101010101 1111010100 110111100 11011101 01010101 1111010101 11011010101 1111010101 11111111 10110111 0101000111 10111100111 11010101 11010011011 110101 1101001000 110101 0101010100 1101011101 110110101 1101011001 01010101 1101110001 10011001001 0110110101 111100 11100111 111110 110101 01010011 1111010101 1111010111 011111100 01010100 1101011101 1101110101 1101001101 0111110101 010101 10110101 11111101 1111110100 1111010111 1100111101 11111101 1111011111 1111110101 111111010101 1101111101 0100011101 11111111 0111011101 0101110101 1111110111 1101010001 1010111101 10011000 11010101 01010010 1001100101 110101 11010001 0101010101 0101010101 0101110001 11011101 1101110101 1011010101 010110111 010111 1011011111 1110001111 010111 1101011101 01011110 11010100 01110101 1111011101 11111000 0101110101 1101010101 1011011101 1101110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 538
  • Average number of words per stanza: 99
  • Amount of lines: 184
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; to, thou, and, our, of, or, o, torquato, when, all, by are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, they, and, of, or, o, now, when are repeated.

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