This is an analysis of the poem A Ballad Of Gentleness that begins with:
The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababcdX abacbdX XbXbcXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 011100100 1110010100 11001110101 1001110101 1101010100 1100110111 111101110 011110100 1001101011 10011110 0101010100 1101110101 101101111 111101110 111010110 1111111111 0101010010 101000101 1001100100 110111111 111101110
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 277
- Average number of words per stanza: 52
- Amount of lines: 21
- Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, and, his, of, he, may are repeated.
The poet repeated the same word diademe at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase he connects the lines.
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