This is an analysis of the poem Moses: A Story Of The Nile (Extract) that begins with:

Moses sought again the presence of the king:
And Pharaoh's brow grew dark with wrath,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdXXeafgbacchicXjkjlhfcghjecchkk fcXchfdjXkgjjldXffhXhflif
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 34,25,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10101010001 11011101 1101010111 0100111011 1111100010 1101010101 101000101 0111110001 01001110111 11110101010 111010011101 010111110 10111010101 011101111 1001010111 0101110101 11100010010 10111010110 10101100101 11011100101 11010111010 1110111010 111101 111001 01010100111 11010010111 1101111101 1101000101 1101011101 1001100111 01100111010 101100010111 000101110000 10101 11010101010 101110111 1101010111 1101000110 010100010111 10101010101 0101111011 11001010100 10010101110 0101011101 0101110101 11011001010 01101010101 1101111110010 1101 1101 11001010101 11111111110 111011111001 01010111010 001011101111 0101110111010 101010111110 00101111111 0111010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1316
  • Average number of words per stanza: 244
  • Amount of lines: 59
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; and, of, his, nor are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the are repeated.

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