This is an analysis of the poem A Song For Peace And Honour that begins with:

TO THE QUEEN
LADY and Queen, for whom our laurels twine, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a abcbcaadda cefefcagga chahaXahha aXgggabccb giaiadhggh jibibjdkkd lbhbhldaad jjcjcjcaac cjmXmcfbbf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 001 1011111101 0111010011 0101010111 0101001101 01000100101 010101 1111010111 0111110101 1011110101 0101000101 1101010001 01110011010 1001010101 10110111010 1011010001 111111 1001010110 0101010101 1011110011 10110110111 10010010001 1011010011 0111000101 1001110101 1101110101 1100001 1111010101 1101010101 0101000111 1011010101 01010010101 0101010100 11000111001 0101010111 1101011101 110001 01001010101 0101010111 1101111100 1101000101 10010001111 11011001101 00110001001 1011000111 10110101101 010101 1101010101 10110001000 1111110011 0101110101 1101011101 1101110111 1111011111 1011100111 1011010111 110111 1101010101 01001111101 1011011111 1001001101 1011010101 1111110101 0011011111 1101010101 1101001101 1101011 0101100011 1101110111 11010101011 10010000101 1111110101 1011110101 1100111011 0111011001 0111000101 1100100 11111100101 1001110011 11010010011 1111110011 1111010001 11011101001 1101110101 11010110101 0101111111 111101 1101111111 11011001101 10010110101 0101001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 384
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 99
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; your, of, her, with, our, and, to, o, in are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word queen 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 peace connects the lines.

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