This is an analysis of the poem The Loss Of The Eurydice that begins with:

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The Eurydice—it concerned thee, O Lord: ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aabb X ccdd X bbee X bbee X eeaa X fffc X aagg X hXbb X ggdd X iiXi X bbXe X bbjj X eeff X eXkk X aaii X bbdd X gggh X iiff X aagg X fXaa X XXbb X ggbb X kkXX X llbb X llkk X ffff X bbaa X eelX X mmaa XXmmdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 0100001111 110110111 1011000011 10101010 1 111011 111000101 11010100 1100100100 1 1011010101 101101010 101010 11101110 1 1110011010 1101001 10110 1111010 1 101011010 11010001010 11111 101101 1 1100101111 111010001001 11110101 10110010 1 0101011010 101011101 10010111 10001010011 1 1101111001 101001000 111101 01111001 1 111110111 10110101 100101 1111001 1 011111 1111101101 110010100 111110010 1 101101011 111010111 11111010 10101011000 1 1011010 10011110 11110 011011100010 1 110100100010 111010 11111 00101111101 1 0010111010 0111001010 111111 11111100 1 1010101 1101111001 100111 111011 1 1010010111 1111100101 10100110 11010011 1 111110011 1111110101 10111111 110010011 1 1101100101 0101001011 11100111 111111111 1 11111111 111010101 100101 001111101 1 11010011111 0111001010 111101 01111101 1 101010011 110100 1001010 101010110 1 11111101 111101 11011110 110011010 1 11111011 010011111 10010100 111011000 1 100101011 1010111 11001010 1011010 1 1010110010 100111010 010111 1111100111 1 1011100111 0100111001 1111010 1111010 1 11110111 11111101 111010 11111111 1 1011010 11111110 10010010 111011010 1 10111110 110101010 111110 1111110 1 1111010 1111010 111011 11110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 60
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 73
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 150
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; now, them, he, and, be are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word now is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it, be are repeated).

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