This is an analysis of the poem An Apology For The Revival Of Christian Architecture In England that begins with:

the spiritual, Platonic old England …
S. T. COLERIDGE, Anima Poetae ...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aX baX c dede dXde ada dad X cXdc cddc ada dad e cffc cffc gdh hdg i gcgc cgcg jja Xca X cffc cffX cjX cjc X Xaad daad ckc kck d iffX iffX cec eXe c lggX lggl Xae Xca e cddc Xddc aca cjj c cmmc cmme gng ngn f djjd jddj jaj aja b cgcg hghg caf c
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,3,1,4,4,3,3,1,4,4,3,3,1,4,4,3,3,1,4,4,3,3,1,4,4,3,3,1,4,4,3,3,1,4,4,3,3,1,4,4,3,3,1,4,4,3,3,1,4,4,3,3,1,4,4,3,3,1,4,4,3,3,1,4,4,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01000010110 11101001 110101100101011101001010010 1101010110110010111110011 100010100 1110 11010000101 1100011011 1010101010 1101111101 11001111101 1000110100 1111010101 0100010111 1101010011 1111100001 1000110101 1001010101 0001000101 0001100101 1100110010101 01011100110 101100110100 0101000111 1111100110 01110110100 01010110101 1101111001 1111000100 1011011101 001100110011 110110110111 001001011001 100110111 01010011101 11111000101 1100010101 1101110111 11011010101 110111001 111000110101 1101110101 1111010101 0011010011 101001100011 1001010111 1110110101 0111011111 1111101001 0101010101 1011000101001 1100001101 0111011001 10010001001 0101010101 0111000101 0101111101 1000110011 1001000101 01110100011 0101000101 0101010101 1101101000 0110010100 1001010001 1011000101001 0111011100 101101010010 01011000011 1101010101 1111010100 01000110101 1001111111 1100010100 01001000111 1001011001 10010100100 1001010111 01001001101 0101011101 1011000101001 10111001100 010100101001 1010010001 00110101101 1001011010 101011101 0100000111 1111010101 1100000101 1100011101 1111011101 1001111001 1010001101 1001010011 1111 1101010001 1101010111 1101110100 1001111000 1010101111 1101110001 010101001 0101010100 111101101 1111010101 10000110011 0111010111 0101111010 1001000101 1010 1101011101 1001010011 0101100001 1011110100 10010010101 00010010001 10010010100 11010110111 1100101001000 10001100001 01001001111 1011101100 0101011101 0100110111 10101 10101011001 0101100011 1011111011 0101110101 01010101000 1001010101 0101010111 0111000111 0111110011 0100100101 1101011111 0101011101 1001010101 0100010011 10100 01011100001 011111100 11100100110 1111011010 10001011011 10010100110 011100011010 1101010101 01001011101 111100101 0100010101 0101010101 1111010111 1101010001 110001 01010010111 1111010001 1011010101 1001110001 1010000101 0110010111 1101000101 1101110011 1111110111 1101010101 1001000111 0101110101 0111000101 1101010101 101011 1011011001 1101110011 1010100101 0101000101 01010010101 0101100101 0101001001 1001011001 1000110101 01001100111 1111011011 01010010001 0101010111 10110010111 10100010 1010111001 1001010001 0101010011 0010010001 00111001001 1001011101 0101110100 110100110 01010010001 1101010011 0111011011 1101111101 1101001101 1011010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 67
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 129
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 212
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; and, of are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases praise, gone connect the lines.

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