This is an analysis of the poem Worthy The Name Of Sir Knight that begins with:

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Sir Knight of the world's oldest order,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbcXded X fcfcbcXc X ghghhhih X jkjkXaga a babajkak a jcjcecjX X bcbcilcl X mcmcfXhX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 110011010 11001001 1110110010 01101111 1110010100 11001001 111101101101 001001011 1 1110011010 11111011 111110010 01101011 110011010 01001001 001001101101 01001111 1 110010110 11001011 110110010 11011001 111111110 11010011 11101101001 111001011 1 010110010 01001001 111010110 01011011 110010010 11101001 11101011001 11001111 1 011010010 01111001 101011010 01011101 1010010010 010011010 1011111111001 1110011010 1 111110010 01111101 1110111010 01011101 01100100010 11001011 011001011001 1101101 1 0110010010 01011101 0111011110 110010001 0110011010 11101001 001001111001 11011011 1 011010011 11011111 1110101101 11011111 110110110 01111010 111111101011 111001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; of, you, in, your, and, to, as, let are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words sir, your, to, let are repeated.

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