This is an analysis of the poem The Three Kings Of Cologne that begins with:

From out Cologne there came three kings
To worship Jesus Christ, their King.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbcc decefX edcdXX XbcbaX cfffbb dgfgbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011111 01010111 01111111 110010101 111101011 10110101 11011111 111100111 110101011 11110101 110100101 11111101 01011111 01011111 11111111 10100101 10010110 1001001010 01110111 100110111 10111111 01010011 11101111 01110101 11011001 11111111 11110111 01000101 11111111 110010111 11110101 11011101 11111101 10010101 11011101 11010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 216
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; and, to, thee, nor, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word to is 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 words ', king at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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