This is an analysis of the poem The Canterbury Tales; The Clerkes Tale (A) that begins with:

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  • Rhyme scheme: X a X X XbXbX XXXaX XXXXX cXdXX XXeXX affXX XXXXX gaahh XXaXi XjXcX XXXdXX X j X XXXXbXX XXXkXhh XXlXXmm XXXXXXX XdXXdXX XXXXXXX XekeeXX nanXaXX XXfccXX XXXhXXX XXXXXXX XfXXfXX XXkaaXX XdXaaXX hXXXXXX XkXkXXX aXXXXXX XaXaaXX XXXXibb XXXXXee c c XXX lXeX h
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,6,1,1,1,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,1,1,3,4,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,1,1,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 11 010110 110010001010100 110100111 1111111101 011010101 01111101101 111101110 110011001110 110111011 001110101 11111111 1111010001 1101100110 110111101 011111101 1111111101 1111101000 1101101110 11011101110 1111110101 1011101111 1111001110 0101100010 1011111011 1101110100 1101111100 1111010100 111101111 101100101 1101010101 1011110001 110111011 10100101 10111001 100011001 11010100 1111011000 11111111010 1100010011 111111111 1101000101 111011110 11110111100 0101000110 0100011001 101010001 11001000100 100100100 101100010 110110011 1001101010 1101100001 01000010110 010110010 1100101100 1100010100 1111100010 1001111110 11 0101 1100010010100 101011010 1101010001 0101100010 11001111110 1100010101 1100101001 110001011 0101011011 1011010110 1100110001 011101111 10101101111 10011110010 1011010010 1011011010 010010010 0110111101 110101010 011001101 11011011101 110101101 11111110001 011011110 1001011101 11011111001 111101111 1111111101 111111110 101101111 1101011011 1101110101 1101011110 111111011 1101111110 1001011111 110101100 10011101100 111100100 1101111100 1001111100 1101011011 1111011110 1111010010 1101011001 1111111111 1101011011 110110101 0100010110 1111011111 1101111101 11111101111 1111111001 111001100 111100110 1100010111 10110100101 1011101101 010001010 1111010111 1101011101 11110110101 1111111111 1101011110 11111111 0101101111 11100100111 0110111001 1111011110 1111110011 0011111111 1001010110 1101100011 1111011110 110101111 1001001001 010111011 1001111111 10011010101 110110101 1001101110 11111111 110110011 1100110110 10111100010 111011101 1010111 111111011 011101111 1110001101 11101010 1111110010 11001111110 1101111111 1001111110 0111111011 1111110101 011011110 111110111 110111010 1011010110 111011001 0110100110 110101110 110111011 1110111111 1110010011 1101111101 1111110111 1111111101 0101111111 01111111000 1111000101 1100011111 10111101111 111110110 1110110111 1111011111 1111100010 111101000100 010011101100 010111111 10010101110 1111010101 00101111011 111001101 110101111 1101011111 1111010100 1111101110 1101010100 10011111000 1101111111 0110111011 11001011000 100101010 101110110 111111111 1100100010 1101110100 011001100 010101 1000101 111110100 110101010 110101100 011110110 1011011100 1011011100 1010111100 1001111101 1111010011 10110101 0100010101 1000101111 0101111001 110001101 11010101 1111010101 1100100111 11001111110 1100011001 111111101 1111111101 11011001 1001010100 110111110 101100110 11110101 011101111 111010111 111101111 1011010101 0111111110 1111111111 1111110111 01001001100 1111010100 01100110 111010101 1111011000 1101111101 110101001 1101111011 0111111110 1000011100 1111010101 0111110111 110111111 010101011 11101111 1110010111 0101011111 11101010 1110101001 1101110010 111111010 1111101001 11111011100 1100010111 0101011010 1011011001 1011011010 10110110 1101010001 110101011 010100011 100101010 1101011001 1111010001 10010101 1101010010 1101111110 011010001 101100010 01100110100 10010010 0100101010 1001000111 000101111 1000111100 1111011001 0101010101 11011111011 111111111 010111011 111111011 1111010101 101100011111 0100110111 0111111010 0111110101 1111110110 01011001010 1111101101 01011110101 1111110110 1001001101 1111111101 101100101 1111110100 0101011001 1100110010 10110110011 1101000101 1011011010 1011100101 1001011101 110111011 111111110 10001101111 100100111 011101110 1101110111 1111101101 1101110110 111101110 1111011111 0101110010 1111111110 0111101101 0111111010 0101011001 1111101110 1110011101 1101111110 01111110110 1111101111 11111000100 1111010100 101111111 101001101 111100110 0011111101 1101010110 1111101100 100111010 1101111101 011100110 1101011010 1100111101 110010011 11011111101 11001110100 0111011011 1101011010 11110111 110101101 1101010101 001010101 10011111100 0100110101 1111110111 1101111010 1110011111 1101010101 1110110110 1100110001 0111111101 1111011111 11010101111 11111111111 10111110100 1011111100 1001011011 111101010 1101101111 1111101111 1111110100 01111111100 10011101010 101010111 111100111 1101110111 1001110010 1011111101 1001110111 101101010010 111100111 111000111 1101100111 011100111 0101110111 110001101 110111111 11011111100 110101101 01011111100 1111010111 0101111101 10011011110 1101010110 0101110001 110111111 0111111110 1001001101 010111111 1001110111 010101110 110101101 111001100 1111011001 10111011100 1111110100 100110111 11000110001 01001110011 1100111111 101111111 101011111 11010011110 1101111010 111101010 111101011 1110001100 010110011 1101110100 1101110100 111010101 1111011111 1100100001 100101011 1110010010 0111010101 11011101 1111011111 1010011010 1101001110 100100100 0101101100 1111011011 1111110101 111010111 0101110111 1100100111 1101010100 1111010100 010101110 11101011100 01111111110 1101110111 1111010010 0101110011 011110101 11111011 110001110 1101011111 1011100110 111101010 1101010110 1111011011 1101010110 110111110 111001110 1100111110 0100101 100101 1110100101 1101110101 010001101 0101110101 1111110011 0100010110 10011111110 1110011010 1111001100 1101110111 1111010101 11111111001 01001110011 1101010101 1101010010 1110011111 011101101 1111001111 11111011001 1110100101 1111100111 111000110 0111111111 1011100100 1111011011 11011110001 11010011111 10111100111 1110111111 0001001101 1101110111 1011010111 1101001111 10010100010 0111100110 1101110110 1101110100 11010111110 0111010111 1110010100 1110110101 111111111 1111001101 110010110 1111101111 1101101001 111100110 1111110110 1111011100 11111011100 1001111100 11010111100 111110110 11110100100 0101111111 1101101011 111111111 100111101 1111101011101 1111011101 0100111110 1101111001 111110001010 1101001100 1111011011 1101011010 111110011 1100011111 1100111010 1001100111 010101011 0111011101 0101111111 110001101 0111111111 1101010101 000111111 10011111001 11110111100 101111111 11010110100 11101001100 1111101110 1111101001 01111001010 1110110111 100011011 1111110011 1001110110 1101110111 110110101 1001010001 0101010110 0101011010 101101111 1111110011 110011011110 10010101010 11110110 1100100101 1111010101 11111010101 1011010111 0111110101 110110101 111101101 10011111101 111111001 01101110 1111010101 111011110 1011011110 1110010001 0101011011 1101011110 110011110011 11011100 1001010011 11010110110 1111111101 1111111011 111101111 1001010011 110111100100 1111101101 1101110101 0101100110 1010010111 1111110111 1110000101 1001110010 1100010111 1101111111 1101011100 10111111 011010100 11000011001 1011010101 111110010 111111110111 111000101 111010110 1101111010 1001011100 010101100 11110111101 01001111110 0101111001 100101101 1111111000 0101011111 111110011 0101110111 1100110111 11110110010 1101111100 11010100101 11011010111 110011100 110111101101 11101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 102
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 244
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 621
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; youre, us, that, as, he, of, to, his, and, or, we, i, me, this, they, hir, she, it, in, so, child, for, ye, ne, suspect are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words but, and, ther, she, that, i, ne, suspect are repeated.

    The author used the same words but, and 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 wyse, pars are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same words pars, ' 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 she connects the lines.

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