This is an analysis of the poem The Abencerrage : Canto Ii. that begins with:

Fair land! of chivalry the old domain,
Land of the vine and olive, lovely Spain!... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeffggffeehhiifXggcc ffaaccjjccgg ccXbkkllaamm ggneee eggboffiXffff aacceebeaaggccbbaabbcX aaggccbbXgeebbjjggggeeaaggllddcccX ggeeggccggggggppccaannee ccggkkeejjjX ggeeaabbll ggbbeefbggXfdX boiieecc bcefXjjccggnn aaeXdnn eellgXeeggccjjccffaacfXeep
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,12,12,6,13,22,34,24,12,10,14,8,13,7,35,10,16,6,24,24,18,12,14,16,15,18,4,8,22,12,4,6,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101000101 1001110101 1111010101 01110100101 1111010101 0111010101 1011111101 1111010011 1111010101 1101010101 1101011101 1101110111 11011001101 111100101 1011110101 01011101001 11110000101 0111000101 11001110101 1101111101 1111110001 0111010001 0101010101 1001010100 0101011101 111010101 1111110001 1011010101 11010100001 10111010101 1111110101 100110100101 1111010011 11110100101 1101111011 1101110101 1101010101 01010100101 110010111001 01010101001 1111110111 1001011101 01010010101 0101010101 1111010101 1101010101 011111010010 01010101010 0101010001 1010010101 11010010001 11001010111 1100101001001 1001010101 1100101 0 101 1111010101 0 111010101 11110101001 10111010111 11110100100 10011010101 01001010101 0101010101 1101010010 0101010111 1011010101 11110100101 0111000101 11010010101 1011011101 11010101001 0111010101 1101011101 11 1 1110101 1101111101 1101010101 11011101010 01011101010 11111101001 10011000101 11010010011 1101110111 1011001111 1101010111 1111011111 1101110111 111101111001 11110111000 1101010101 01010101001 1111010111 1001110101 1101010101 0011000101 1001110101 1101010111 11110101100 00101111001 10111100111 0101010101 1101110001 1101000101 0101010101 11011101001 1101110111 0101110101 0111110101 0101010101 1011010101 1011000111 1101010101 1001110101 11110010101 1101010101 001100100010 011100001010 1101010101 11001011001 01010111001 0101010101 11111101001 1101011101 1011010101 1101110101 0111011101 0111010100 1111011101 01010010111 11110100101 0101010101 0011010101 01111000001 0101010101 1011010101 11010100101 0101010001 10110011101 01110110101 11011011101 01011100111 1111010101 10110010101 1111010101 1111001101 11001000101 1101010101 1001111111 1011001101 1111110001 0111011101 0111010001 1011010101 1111111101 101110100111 1101111101 1011110111 1101110111 011101001010 1111000101 01010010101 10101010101 0101010101 1101010101 11110110001 010010010001 1111110101 10101001010 10110111010 1011010001 11010111001 1001111101 10101010101 1111010101 0111000101 11 1 1010101 0111011101 11110101010 1101111101 0101000101 10111101010 0111000101 1111010100 1011010101 1101110101 01010001101 0111110101 111101010001 1101110101 1 1010 0 1111 110100101010 1111010111 00110001001 11011101011 0011011101 1001110101 1101000101 10110100101 0101010001 0111110110 01011100101 1001011101 1101111110 1101010101 1111110101 1101010101 0101011111 1101010101 11011101010 01010101010 11111101001 11010101010 110011100111 01001010101 0111010111 0101110101 1101110111 1101110111 1101010111 01001010101 1001110101 1101110101 1101111011 11001011001 1101011111 1101010110 1101110101 10110100101 11110111110 1111010001 0101010001 1101000111 11010101001 11010101110 1111111001 1011111011 0011001111 0111010111 1111011001 1111110101 1101001101 1111010111 11110011101 1111111101 0111110011 1 1 11110101 1000110101 10110101010 11010101010 1 1 11110101 0001110011 11110100101 1101010111 11111101001 1001001101 1101000110 0111010011 1101011101 01110100111 1101010111 0011000100 1101010001 01110111001 101111111 0101011101 0011100101 1101110101 11010111001 1101111111 1111111101 1111011101 1110010101 1111011101 1101110101 0101000101 00101010101 11010001001 1 1 11111101 11110000101 1111111001 1011110101 1111110111 0011001101 0101010001 11001011101 1101011101 11110100101 1101010110 0111 1 10101 1101010111 0111010011 1111110001 1111010011 1001110101 11110101010 110010100101 01110010001 1111111101 1011011101 101 1 010100 1001010101 11110101011 1111110101 1101110101 1101010101 1111110111 10101000101 1101111111 0101000101 1101010101 11010001110 11110101001 1011011101 0 1 01011101 0111010111 1101010101 0101010001 011000100001 01110111011 1011010101 11111101010 10011101010 110010110111 1111110011 1101110101 11110010101 0111011001 1011011101 0111010101 11110100101 1011011101 1111110110 1100010101 1101010111 11011001001 0101111101 1101110101 1001000111 10001110100 11110100101 1101011100 1011110101 1010100101 0101011101 01010101001 1111010111 11010110101 1101010101 0111010101 1111011101 01110110001 1111110101 1111010001 1101010011 10110101001 1111011111 11010111001 11110010101 01010101000 1110111101 0111111101 11110100110 1 1 01110111 10010011101 0101110101 11011011111 1101011111 1 111010101 1111010001 1111010001 11010010001 1111110101 1111011111 01110010111 1001110 1 01 1101010111 1101010101 1111011110 0101010100 11011111010 1101011001001 0100110101 0111000111 1111110011 1101110101 1111010101 0101010011 0101110101 0111110101 1111110101 1101110111 1111010101 010011100111 1001110101 1011110101 01110011101 0101111111 0110010101 01010010001 11110100101 0101010101 110101001001 0101010101 0101010101 1001110011 11010100101 1101010101 1101110101 1111010101 1101001001 01010010101 1101011111 10010001101 1111110111 1001010001 01001010111 1011110011 11000101001 1011010111 1011010101 11011000101 1011011101 1101011101 0011000101 0101100101 1111000101 0101010011 0101011101 1111110011 1111110001 1111101111 1101000101 1111010101 1101011111 01001110001 11011101001 1111010101 01010000101 1101000101 1001011101 0101000101 10111100111 1101010111 1111011101 1101010101 0111111100 0101010101 1111110111 1101001101 11111001011 0101011101 11010111001 1101011100 11011100101 0101011111 1011110101 1110010111 1111011001 01011100010 1101010101 1101010001 0101001111 101010111101 11001010101 11110101010 10111011111 1111010 1 01 1101000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 33
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 637
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 496
  • 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; of, and, to, thy, in, his, with, that, not, it, had, my, no, he, ye, their, by, one, your are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words of, on, the, to, thy, when, it, soon, your are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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