This is an analysis of the poem England And Spain that begins with:

Too long have Tyranny and Power combined,
To sway, with iron sceptre, o'er mankind;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddaa aaeeeeffgg hhiijjggjjiiggaakkaaaaiiiiddhhee eeggii aahhgghhlc mmkkffgghheeaaddggaaiXiiggggkkhh iicckkclaaggeeggaaee nnjjggjjjjaagg eeddaaaaooeeiill cXiiii kkaaddddggddaaiXjjhh Xdhhlcggee ppkkggggii iikkggccaaccaaaaddee aaqqiiffeeeeaakkmm kkaaee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,32,6,10,32,20,14,16,6,20,10,10,20,18,18,12,12,22,56,6,60,18,14,80,28,6,14,22,20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
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  • Amount of stanzas: 30
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 916
  • Average number of words per stanza: 153
  • Amount of lines: 622
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, its, thy, no, to, still, of, and, than, your, for, his, yet, their, can, by, when are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words how, is, again, thy, no, the, and, his, there, where, lo, each, these, when, then, their, still, can, soon, go, e'en, by, ah are repeated.

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

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