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  • Rhyme scheme: a b bbccddbb X ddeeffbb X gggghhdd X iiffaabb b ggbbjjhh b ffjjaagg X ggkkgghh X hhaacchh X llbbaaaa m ggggaabb b hhaaaall X ddkkggbb X aannbbXX h b ddddmmXh X aaggiiaa X ggmmeejj X aahhaaii b aaggooaa b hhjjggcc X hhjjaaaX X ddffkkhh X aXhhaaff m ggmmdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,1,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,2,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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0101010101 10010101010 11001011101110 1 0111110101 1100011101 1100010101 0101011101 1101010101 0111010011 11011110001 110101011101 1 1101010101 1111011101 0111010011 010111001 11010100001 0111000011 1001101101 110111100101 1 01001011101 110011100101 0101110101 0101010001 1101111011 0101010011 1111000101 10010101011 1 110010111001 1101011101 0101010101 01110100101 1111010111 1001010101 1111111101 0101010101101 1 11010010110 1111011111 01010010101 1101011101 1101010101 1101010001 1111010101 110101010001 1 1111110001 01110010111 0111111111 1011010111 0101010111 1001010101 0101001111 010001100101 1 1001000101 0100110101 11011100101 1101010001 1111110101 1101010101 0111010101 0110100010101 1 1011110101 11011101010 1100110101 1101010101 11001100101 0101010101 1101011101 10010010101001 1 1101011111 1111010101 1111111101 1111110001 1101010101 01110010101 01010011001 010111111101 1 1111111111 11110100101 0101110101 1111011101 1001110101 1101111111 1101110101 011101010111 1 11010101001 1101110101 1111110101 1111010001 0101010101 11010110001 1111010101 010101010101 1 010100111101 0101010101 1101010101 1001111101 01010111010 11000101010 1101010111 010111001111 1 11110010101 1001010101 1101011101 110011011000 1011001101 1111011101 1011010101 0101001011101 1 1111010001 0101011101 1100010101 1101110001 1101010101 1101110001 1101110111 010111111101 1 1101110101 11001011001 11110111001 1101010101 11001010101 1101010101 1101110111 100101010101 1 0111010001 1101110101 1111000011 0101001101 1111010101 0101001101 1101010101 110101110111 1 1100010101 1101110101 1101010101 11001010101 0101010101 1110010101 11011011001 111101010101 1 1111010101 1111001101 1111010001 11001111101 0101010111 1101011101 1101110101 110111010101 1 1101001001 1111010111 1101011111 1001011101 11111000111 1101010101 1101110101 110101010001 1 0100111101 1101011101 1001010101 0111010101 1101010101 1101010101 1111011111 110101111101 1 01010011100 0011110111 0101110100 1111010101 01010101010 11110101110 1111110100 110101111101 1 11110011001 1101010101 1101010101 1100110101 1101111101 0100010101 0100111111 10010110011101 1 0101010101 10010101001 1001110101 1111110111 1101010101 11110100001 1101010101 1111010100101 1 11111010011 1101110101 1111010101 0100011001 1011011111 0111011101 0101110101 110101010101 1 010101001001 1111110101 0101011111 1101011101 1101000111 1100110101 1011011101 1101110011101 1 0101010101 1011110111 0111110101 010111001011 0101111101 1001010001 01010010101 101111011001 1 1111010101 0101010101 11110110001 1111011101 0101010101 0101011101 1011110101 111101110111 1 01010101001 1101010101 1101010101 11010101001 0111000101 11001111110 1101011101 010101010111 01011000101101 1 10010100101 0101000111 1001010001 0101111101 0101001101 0110101001 0101010101 110101110101 1 01010101001 1101000101 1111110111 0101110101 11010010001 11010101001 0101010101 100101111101 1 1101010101 1101010001 10010101000 1101010101 11010101001 0101110101 1101010101 010111100111 1 11001010101 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01011111001 100101010101 11 1011000100111011 1 1001110101 010010101001 1101011011 10011111111 11011001001 1011010101 0100010101 110101110101 1 0101010101 0101110111 10011111010 01010111110 0101110101 1001110001 1011111101 110101010101 1 0100010101 10111101001 1001010001 0101000101 1101010001 1011010101 1101110101 110101110111 1 1111000101 0101011101 0101110101 0101110101 11001101110 01011101010 1101110001 1001010100101 1 1101010111 1111110101 11010011101 11011100101 0101010111 0101000101 1111110101 1001111010111 1 0101110101 11010011001 1101011101 1111010001 0101010101 10001111101 1101010101 111101010111 1 1001010011 1101010101 0101010101 1101010101 0101111101 1101111101 01011011101 111101110101 1 0111010011 0101011111 1101011101 1101010101 01010011101 1101000101 1001110101 0101110100111 1 0100011101 11011110111 01010101001 1101010101 11010100101 1001011101 1111010111 110111111101 1 1101110011 1101111011 1101010101 1111110101 11111101100 0101010101 1101010101 110101010101 1 1100011101 1100110001 0111010101 1111010101 1101011111 1101110101 1101011101 010101110101 1 1001010101 11111100101 11111111011 1101011101 0101010101 11010111010 1101010111 110101010101 1 1101010111 1101110101 1101110101 0111010101 0111110101 1101010101 0101010011 1001011101110 1 1101010101 1101010001 1101110101 0111001101 01001000101 010011010001 1111010101 0101011110001 1 1001010101 1101000111 0111010011 0111100001 1101110101 1111010101 1111110101 111101010111 1 1101010001 1101110111 0101000101 0101011111 1111010101 1101010101 0111100111 100101110101 1 1101110001 1101000111 0101000101 1011111101 0111111101 1101010101 1101110101 1111011100101 1 1001110101 1101110001 0101010101 110100100111 0101010101 0101010100 0111100101 111101111001 1 1111110101 1011010001 1101011101 0101011001 11010101001 1101010001 1001110011 010111010111 1 01001110001 1111011101 11010101001 0111000101 1101010101 0100111101 01010010001 110101110101 1 1111111101 1111010111 1101011111 0111110101 0101010101 11110010101 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  • Amount of stanzas: 138
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 287
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 1050
  • 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, of, as, and, his, for, on, ', war, with, her, he, their, like are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words before, his, and, the, let, each, of, their are repeated.

    The author used the same word xxiii 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 third is repeated).

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