This is an analysis of the poem Ruins Of Rome, By Bellay that begins with:

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Ye heavenly spirits, whose ashy cinders lie ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aXabcdXdddddee X fgfghbhXihiXjX X XdXdbkbkdhdhaa X gegXlflfXmXXbb X babanbnbobXbgg X bobokhkaadadXj X jmXmadadgXgbgg X oiXifhjakXkbpp X okokoefeaeaebX X fofofjfjejejoo X oXojboioogogkk X iaiamdmdfXjgdd X eoeodjdXebeXbX X omomfoXojojomm X j
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 110010110101 1011001110 1111011101 11110110101 0101010101 1101010101 1111100101 1111011101 1101100101 1101010101 1101011101 1110110111 0111010101 1101001101 1 1101010101 111011101 1001100101 1101011001 01110101010 01011000101 10010001010 11010100110 0011001111 0110010100 1110010011 110110101 1101011100 101010110100 1 11011101110 1101011011 1111110111 1100011111 0111110111 11111001010 1101110111 01011111010 11010110100 1101011100 111110100001 0101110100 1101111101 1101010111 1 1111010101 111101101010 11110110101 11011010100 1101011101 0110110110 010011101101 1001010101 0101111100 01010101101 0101011100 1011010100 111011101 1100110011 1 1101110101 11011111111 0111011101 1111010001 1011100101 1001010101 0101111001 1101100101 0101010001 101110001 00110001100 10110101010 0101100111 1101010101 1 1101000101 00110001101 1111011101 1101000011 010110110010 0111010100 11010100110 1101010111 110101100 11011111010 10011100101 110101011010 010101110 10010001001 1 1101011101 1101010101 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1001001100 100101101 11000110100 0110110101 110010011010 10010010101 1111010011 1010110101 1 1101110111 0101010001 10001010101 1101010101 1101010111 001101011 11101010011 0111111101 0101111101 0101011011 1101110111 1111001111 01001110101 01110110111 1 011101010 01011111110 1011010110 0101010100 1101101101 1101010101 1101110101 1101100101 1101000101 01001100101 1111010101 1101110101 0111010111 1001010101 1 1111000101 1101010011 01001000101 1111010101 0100010011 1001010101 1111010110 0101110101 110100100101 0111010001 01011001101 0111010101 0101111101 101110101 1 1101000111 11010011010 011100100101 01001010100 11111101010 01001001010 1100110101 10010100010 1001010101 0100100100 1001010101 111101000 1101110101 1111111101 1 0011011101 11101010101 1011111101 110011101 1110001101 01110101100 1101010101 11011101100 1011011100 1111110001 10101110100 1101011111 0111111101 0101010101 1 1111010101 10011010101 101110101 0101010101 111110100 0100010101 0101011111 11110011001 1111110101 1001001100 11001101001 1110011010 0101001101 1111110101 1 11010101010 1101011101 01111111010 0101010101 1101010101 1101010011 00101011101 1111010101 11111110111 1011111101 1111111111 1101111101 1110101101 0101011101 1 1111010101 001111001 1101110001 1111111101 111101101 01010011110 1011010101 1111011101 1101110101 01001010 0101010111 111110101 1101010101 0111010101 1 1111011111 1101001101 1001001101 1101111101 11100010101 100111101 1101110101 1001011101 1111010011 1000110001 11011011001 1111111101 1101010101 111101011 1 1111010001 1111110010 10101010101 11010100101 1110010111 100111001 1101010001 101001001101 1111010111 11110010111 1111010101 1101110011 1101011100 1101011100 1 1101011111 10110001101 1001001111 1101011101 1101010101 0101011101 1101110101 0101010111 11010100101 11010010101 1100111101 0111001111 11110101010 1110001110010 1 11011101001 1101111101 11011010101 11110110110 111001110011 1011010101 1011110100 1011011101 1101110101 11000100111 1111011101 01111110101 0101110100 1110111100 1 1111010100 0110011101 1111010100 1111110101 01010101000 1100110101 10100110101 111101010 11111110101 1101110100 1011111101 1111110110 1111101101 1110001011 110 101100110 1111110011 1101010100 1111001111 1110010001 1101010101 1111010001 1101010101 1111110111 0101110101 1101110101 010011010001 11010110011 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 66
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 313
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 527
  • 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; rome, what, of, and, on, her, upon, to, time, your, nor, thee, as, these, great, all, that, with, you, or, which, ever, in, thy, thou are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, one, upon, nor, ne, all, these, to are repeated.

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