This is an analysis of the poem To The Dead Cardinal Of Westminster that begins with:

I will not perturbate
Thy Paradisal state... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabb cXdd bbbb eeee ffff ghgh ccbb bXgg bbii jXdd Xacc ffjj XcgX ccaa kkjj gXbb lcmm iinn ooXX ffgg ppbb aaqX eXmm cckk ddff beeX fXcc qqee rrjj jjcl bbXb bbii ppii bbXX hhhh jjbb llbb qqgg bbcl jjaa aacl bbaX ffii XXff
  • 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,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101100 110001 01 0111 0011001 101111 01 1111 111101 1010101 11 0101 010101 01010 1 11100 100111 010111 11 1111 010101 110110 11 0100 1010101 1101101 11 1101 1101010 1101100 01 1001 111111 100111 0 11011 010111 010101 11 00101 1111000 010011 11 0111 111101 100101 010 11010 100100 011101 11 0010 010111 110101 11 1101 010111 110111 01 1101 010111 011000 11 1101 010100 110101 01 01101 0110101 010011 11 0111 010101 010111 01 0110 11001001 010101 11 1001 1101001 111100 1 01101 110111 0010001 11 11100 0010101 010100 01 01001 111111 110111 11 0111 111101 110111 11 0101 010001 101101 11 11000 110111 011000 11 1101 111111 110001 01 01001 111111 1111001 10 011010 110010 10001111 00 01000 111100 110100 100 0101 11011 110111 11 1011 101011 110101 01 1001 110111 101111 11 10110 1100110 1111110 110 11010 111101 110101 11 11011 1100110 10011110 11 1111 100101 1111101 11 0101 1101010 1111010 11 0100 100001 011101 11 1101 1111001 110101 11 1100 110101 110000 1 00100 111011 010100 01 1111 111100 011101 1 11111
  • Amount of stanzas: 44
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 79
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 176
  • Average number of symbols per line: 19 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The author used the same word 'he at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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