This is an analysis of the poem Captain Craig that begins with:

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I doubt if ten men in all Tilbury Town ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcdXefghijikdkkjlkcbebjkjhkdhmimjjnmhbddbjhdndhbbl omhbkiophhkmkhhdbiqbgpqjhaphXojnehjobXhajjjbohjghkaohoo aemjhbjojqabormpkjdqhjgjXqkndodjfdkahkojqmsbpeXbabjpsgbeosg bhhbnolokhqjojjoadjerbdoshbbeamoodtjXogshkhXrjljukoajXa ohoijdhebsjjbhheqsdookokbknosj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,50,55,59,55,37,29,31,36,29,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 11011011101 1101010101 1111011111 11000111000 1111110101 1111011111 0101111101 1101010101 11101011101 1001110111 01001010001 1101010100 1101111101 1011010001 1111011101 1101111111 11001010101 1101010100 1101110101 1111110111 1100110111 1101010111 1100110001 1100000101 0101010111 1111010100 1001010100 1111011101 1111001101 1111111111 0111111001 1111010101 1101111101 1100111101 1111001100 1011110101 1111110111 1101011101 1110110011 1111101101 111011001101 0111010111 10011101110 1111111101 1111011100 11011101010 1101010001 11010101010 0101101110 0101110101 1111011100 1111110001 0111010111 1111110101 1111011101 1101010101 1111010101 11011111010 1011100101 0101010111 1101011101 1111010001 1111010001 1101011100 1111010111 1100011111 1100011110 11001010001 0011110001 1111010001 0101010111 1101000101 1101111100 1011011101 0101001111 1101010011 1011010001 11010101000 1100100110 1101010101 0100110111 1111010100 1111010011 10101010001 1101110101 1101001111 0111111101 11010111010 11111111001 1101111110 1101010101 1111110101 1111111111 1110110110 1100010101 1111110101 1111000111 0101111101 11111111000 1111010001 0100111101 1100010111 1101110111 0111111101 1101011100 1101110111 1110111101 0111000101 0101110101 0111010101 1011010100 1101111111 00101010011 0101011111 11010101001 1101010111 0101010101 0110111011 1101011111 11011110111 1000010101 1111110101 1111101111 1111011111 1101110100 1111111101 0101011111 1111111111 11011101001 0101010100 1001110101 0100111100 1101111100 0101110101 0101011101 1101010101 1101101111 1111111101 1101011111 0111010100 1101010101 1111000100 1111011101 11010101001 1110001101 1111010001 11111101010 1101111101 1101010111 1011010001 11011101111 0101010100 1101110101 1111010101 1111001011 0100110011 0100110100 11001101011 01010100111 1001110011 1100111101 1101010001 1101011111 1001011101 1101010011 1101110101 1111001111 0101001111 0101000100 1001010111 1101000101 1100010001 1101110100 0101110101 0100110001 0111010111 0010110101 1101010011 0101111111 1101010101 0101011101 1101010100 1101010101 1100011101 1011010001 1100010111 1101111101 1111110001 1110000001 1101010101 1101010100 1111110101 1111010101 1100110111 1101110111 0100000101 1101001111 1111010101 0101010111 1100110001 1101010100 0101110100 1110010101 1001010011 1101011111 1101010100 1011000111 0101111100 1001110111 1101010101 1101011111 1001110101 1001010100 111111100 0101000101 1101110101 10010010101 110101000 1101001111 1011111111 0101011101 0101010101 1101010101 1111010101 0101010101 0111011111 1101110101 1101110101 1111010001 1100100001 1011010100 11001010001 0111011111 1111010001 0101110101 1101110111 11001110111 0101111011 1101001101 1100010101 1011001100 1110011101 0101011101 1101010011 1100111101 11011000100 1101011111 0111010011 1111011101 1100010110 1100110101 010101100 1110110001 1011011101 0101111101 1111111111 1101010011 0100111101 0111100101 101010001 1101010011 1100000100 110100110 110001000 1110110011 1101010101 1101111001 1111111101 1100010100 1101110111 1111010111 0110010001 0011001111 00110000101 1111011111 1101110011 1100011101 1101011100 0011110111 0100010011 1101000101 111111100 10001010111 1101111111 010110101 0110111111 1111110001 1111010100 1100011101 11001010111 1101011011 1100111101 1100011100 1101010111 0100011101 1111010100 1101011011 1111011101 0101010001 1111010100 1101011111 1111111111 10111000101 0101011111 1111111101 1101011111 1101011111 1100011111 1101011001 1001100101 1111111111 110100001 0111010101 1101111111 1101010101 1001001011 1111010001 1101010100 1101001101 0100011111 1101010001 11011000100 1101000001 1101011111 1101011111 0111011111 1111110000 0101011101 0101111101 1110000101 1101110111 0111110101 1111010101 1101010100 1101001111 0011010111 1101001100 101000100001 0101010100 1100110111 1101111101 1111011111 1100010111 11011101101 1100011101 101010101 0101011101 1111011101 1101110100 1101111101 1111110001 1001111101 1101011101 1101000101 1101011001 1001011111 1101111101 0111011100 0111010100 0111011111 1101110101 0101111111 1111010100 1111010101 1111010111 1101110100 1111010101 1111111101 1101010101 1100011101 0101111111 0101010111 1001011111 1110011101 01010101000 1111011101 01010111010 1101011111 01010101001 1101110101 0110010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1589
  • Average number of words per stanza: 296
  • Amount of lines: 382
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; had, and, he, of, to, we, have, has, you, man, for, i, through, that, or, in, not, no are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, he, to, no, we, and, the, when, you, that are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines kind, regret, more are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase i connects the lines.

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