This is an analysis of the poem The Deliverance that begins with:

Master only left old Mistus
One bright and handsome boy;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba cdcd aebe fgbg ghfh XdfX eici fjfX cdeX fjkX Xlcl gdfd bhch bkkk bdfd mknX mana ddhd gagX neoX fnhn Xdhd nipi ckqk hraX gere cakX qbnb oahX nghg ggmg dlcl edld ksqs bpdp XgXg kdkd hngn dbbb ccgc bgeg agbg dnrn adnd pede aqdq dddd haca rgbg Xgfg dqfa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101110 111101 11101011 110111 1111010 111111 11011101 111111 11111101 111111 11101011 111111 11101010 111101 11101011 110101 11010101 111101 111001110 110101 11111110 110101 11101010 110111 11111010 111101 11111010 0011111 111001110 1111111 11101010 1010010 11101010 111101 00111010 111110 11101010 111001 10101010 1010101 11101110 111101 11101111 010101 10101110 010111 01100010 110001 11000101 011101 10111010 010111 01011110 111111 11111110 010101 10111010 111111 11111110 1111011 11101010 1110101 10100110 0010101 10111010 111111 11111110 10010101 1011010 010011 10101010 011001 11010101 111110 111110111 010101 10111110 1011101 10111110 11101010 10110010 1010111 10100010 1010001 10101010 1010111 10111010 110101 10101010 111101 1111111 110101 11011101 110111 11101010 010101 11111010 111101 11010101 110101 11011101 111101 11110101 110101 11101011 1010101 10101010 0110101 11101110 110111 10100010 010111 10111010 010111 00101010 110101 11111010 1110011 11111110 010101 11111110 111111 11111010 110101 1111010 111101 11101010 011111 10101110 1010101 11100010 110101 10001110 111101 11111010 1101101 11111010 1011111 11101010 1100111 11111010 011111 10111010 110101 10101010 1110111 10101010 110001 10101110 111001 111110101 1101101 111010101 111101 100101011 110101 1110010 010101 11010111 110101 11011101 110101 0110101010 111101 11010101 111111 11010101 111101 11110101 101101 11111101 010111 10101111 011111 11111101 011111 01010101 110101 11010111 110011 11111100 1111010 01111101 1111010 11110101 0111011 1111101 110001 11011101 110101 110111001 111111 11111111 110011 11110101 111111 101111101 111101 11110110 0101101 11110111 011100 11101110 110111 11011101 1101011 1111111101 1110101 01011111 0111101 110110101 1100101 11010101 010101 11101110 111101 11010101 110101 11101101 010111 11110101 011101 11110100 111001 11111111 1111110 1110100101 1001110 11010101 110111 111010101 1110011 11110101 110101 11110101 111101 11110111 0111110 10010111 1101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 60
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 240
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, let, to, he, for are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words and, when, but at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines tea is 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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