This is an analysis of the poem The Shepheardes Calender: November that begins with:

November: Ægloga vndecima. Thenot & Colin.
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  • Rhyme scheme: a XbXXXXXXX aXXcddXdXXXXXXXXb XbdXXdedeeXeXXXfXXagXXXaf afXXXXXXhhiiXhJ XXiXcffXcJ bkXXkXXXXJ ieXXXiiXXJ XXXXaXXXXJ jfXfXkXXXJ XdXXdddXXJ cjXXXXXXjJ XXXXXXXXXJ XhXXXffXXJ lXlffiXXfJ fjfjjfXXXJ XXXffddXfJ efXfXgaXXJ fXXXmiXXmJ XXXXXff Xi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,9,17,25,15,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,7,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101001010 10 1011110111 110110110 1101100100 10111100 111111010 100100101110 101101110 11010100101 10 1011010100 110110101 1101010101 11011011 1111010101 110100010011 1001010011 11010101011 1101010111 11011001111 0100101111111 11110111010 10110111000 110101010 11111001101 1110101101 10 010001001 0111010101 111010101 110110110 110101111 1101010101 011100101 1101011101 1011011101 1010110100 0101110111 11010110100 1101010111 10011000101 010111111 0111110111 1011101101 1111110111 101101111010 1110110010 1101110111 1101011110 11111101001 1111100101 10 1001111111 1101111101 11110101011 1111110101 111001100101 1101010110 1110111101 1001111111 1110111101 10010101 111101 111 1101001101 11001 101111110110 1101010101 1101110111 1101110011 0101010111 01110101 11110101 111 11110111111 11001 111101111111 11010111101 0101110110 010110011 1111010111 011101001 10010111010 111 1010111111 11001 100101000111 111010101 11101010110 0101101101 111110011 11011101 1011100 111 01110111011 11001 111111010101 1101110111 1111010100 0111011101 11111010101 11111101 11111101 111 1101111110 11001 11110101011 1101101101 11010111101 1101010001 0101010101 0110101 01010011 111 11111101010 11001 111101011011 1100100011111 010101001 0101011100 111101111 111011001 11011101 111 1111001010 11001 11111111101 111110101 0101010011 0111011011 11010101110 0101001 110101 111 01110100101 11001 010101011101 1111111101 01001011101 01010110101 1101110011 0101011 01011101 111 11000101011 11001 010111000111 110101101 110010010110 0101011101 110101101 01010101 01011111 111 111111011 11001 110101011101 0101111111 110111011 11110101001 1111100001 1110011 10010101 111 1111011011 11001 11111010101 110111101 1101101001 0110001001 11101010101 111111001 100110011 111 11111111001 1101 111111010101 101100010 110010110010 1101010101 101001011 1111111 101001011 1101 1111011111 1101 11101010011 1101110110 111101010101 1111010010 1101010110 11011010110 010110111 1101 111101001 1101 100110111001 111001101 1111000101 110100110111 0101010110 11011101 11111010 1101 1111111100 1101 10 11101101101 01010111111 101111110 1000111101 110110111 1100101101 1010 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 21
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 409
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 216
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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, his, and, thy, vp, dead, waile, she, that, of, o, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words then, waile, the, o, there are repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word verse 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 dead connects the lines.

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