This is an analysis of the poem The Canon's Yeoman's Tale that begins with:

THE PROLOGUE.
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  • Rhyme scheme: X aXXbXccdefcXcceedddcdgdhiiajckbbXkddeeXellcXXcmehXmnoefpggeekeikffmenneeXdXcggaifkccXX cqicqigXiioX jpkmXcmjggXcXgffcoojeefXkXXqXeiXnneeXkrreXikXdXacgl eaciglljXhamgiioX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,86,12,51,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 010 1101010101 1111010111 11010111100 01111011 1101110110 01001111001111 1101010101 0111111011 0111010101 1101100111101 01010110111 1101110101101011 0110110101 0111101001 1111010101 1011010101 1111111101 110111001 111111011010 111110100 01110111011 1111011111 111111011 0111111001101 1111010101 101110111 01011010001 01010101000110 1111111101 11011110100 1111011111 011111101 0100010100 0101110100 111100101 1011001111 11111110 110101011 1010110100 1111011101010 11110011 1101111111 1011010111 1111010111 0111010100 111111101 11011101001 110110111111 11111111110 1110111100 111110101 1111110010111010 1011110101 0101110101011 1101111001 0111010111010 111010010 110111010 111101010 100101010 1111100101010101010 1111111111 0101111111101 1101010111100 101010101 1001111011 11111101001 11011111011 1111110010 1101111010 1111010101 111110111 1101010101 110101011 101111100 0101010001 1111001110 0101111100 10010101111010 010010011011010 1001011111 0011010110100 1011110111 10010101011 0101100011 111111110 11010100111 11111111001 11011011101 1111010111 1011011101 1101010011101 1011010001 100011111110100110 1101110101 1111001000 1111111101 10011111110 1011010111110 100100111110 1111111100 11001101111 11100011 1010000111 10010101110 111101111110 111010100 111111110 11101110101 111111101 111110000110 101111011 1111011001 101111011 1111011001 111110101111 11010110001011 11111101010 110111010 01111010 1111000111 1111110101 11010101110 10011111 1001111101 010111001111 1110011110 1111111101 0101010111 001110101 1010110010 0101111111 101011010 0101101010 11011111001 1011010011110 0101111101 0010111101 11111001011 1111011101 101111011011010 11001100100 111000111010 1111111001 01010011010 1111111111010 1101010110 101011010010 11011101011 11010111011010 1111101011 11010111101 1101001011 110111111010 111111011 1111101111 1001001111010010 1111111011 1111111111 111101111010 111010011 110111101 0101110011 110010111 1111011011 11111110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1655
  • Average number of words per stanza: 293
  • Amount of lines: 168
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; that, for, he, and, i, or, we, it, this, thou, ', my, all are repeated.

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