This is an analysis of the poem The Wreck Of The Deutschland that begins with:

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to the happy memory of five Francisan nuns, exiles by the Falck Laws,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abX a cdcdedeX fdfdadaf fgfgagahf agagigia djdjajad fafajajf cXccacac kakaaaak ililmlmi mgmggggm d Xllllalal ididmdmli fdfdkdkX dnjngngd bibicicb okokkkko dndngngd iaiapapi miXiiiim ldldidil lplpapabl nanaXain
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,1,8,8,9,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,1,9,9,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,9,8,8,8,9,9,8,9,8,8,10,8,9,9,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01 0010100011001111011 1011110001011 101 11001 1100111 111001 10101 11111011011 11001010101 110111101 10011111011 1011 111011 111101101 1101111 1100110101 0100110101011 11001001 1010100100101001 01001 01101001 0111101101 111111 11001001001001 111101000111 1001011101 0100100111000100 1 1111 01101101 111001001 10101001 1101010001001001 110111011001 11100101 001010010010011 1111 00110010 111011001 110010 11100100101 111010011010 0100101001 111101111111101 11001 01011 110101110 1011 101111010 1101111111 1011110010 1101010010101 0101 00100101 11100111 10101 0101010101 100100101000 110110111 1111100100110111 01001 1100111 111011111 01011 1101010001011 10011101111 010010011 101010010010011 001011 111001 1110101 1100101 0110111001 111011100101 101001111 111010111001 01101 101001110 11010110101 111111011 1011111011 11100100111 11001011011 100100110011 1010 1 1011011 01011 11101111 111001 1111110011 11011011111001 1001101111 010110111 11001010 0100101 11001011010 1101001 110110110110110 0110100101001 110110010110 11001001011011100 0 000111 1001001 0101111011 101001001 1011111001001 10100011001 101100101001 100101010010001 11001010 11101101 101001001110 100101 11101100101001 010110101001 110100101 1011001011001101 11111 11101 1001101 111101 110011101001 1101010111 111101001 001111100101001 11001001 0110101 00101101101 111001101 110111101 111111010001 1010111111 001001001101001 11011 11111001 1011011011 00111001 1100111001110 0101001001011 10100110010 0100100010010011 11011001 111111001 11111011101 1110010011 11000101011001 11001101001001 10100101001 11000100111011 1001010 0100101 1011111010 0111001 10111101111 111101101001 1010011 0010010101100110 1110011 0010100 1101001001 111000 110101011001 11010011 0110011 1001101111101 11011100 1101011 101011100 11101 1011101101001 1100010101001 11010011 1101101010101101 1000 10101 11001001 1010011 10100101 111001001101100 011101011 101010010 11000011100011 11011010 100111 0010010110010 100101 1100100101110 11110101 110010110 01001110010011010 0100101 101001001 11100111111 1101001 10010110010010 10100111011 11010111100 010011100100101 01001011 1101001 00100001101011 1100101 101101101001 11001110000100 1000 1101111011 01001101011000101 1100110 0110111 10101110010 0111 110101111110 01010011101 1111000100010 0101011111101110 10 110111 0101001 110001011011 0010001001 11001001011001 0010001001000101 1011001001 1001101010001 11111111 11010110 11010011011 11111010 10101111 11010010011110 11100101 111010010101100 11 111011 11101 1010011 110101 10011111011 101110101 01010001001 10011011001 1011 1011 11011001 1110001 100110101 11011001101 111111001 1111110110 111110110 1011000100 11110100110 100100000 111000100100100 100010010010010000 100 10101100101101 100111001010101 10100111 101110001 00110011 010001000011 0100010001 101010001001 1010100011 111010 10010011111101 00101100 0101011 10100101000011 101101 011010000111010 0111001001001 11011010 0100100100100100 1 1111001 10101 0101111010 10001001 11010100101 101110001011111 1110001001 001101100110100 1110 1111 1001101 0101001010100001 111101101 111001001000100100 101001 1100011101011 111100111 111001111100 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 39
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 344
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 333
  • 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; me, of, with, where, to, i, it, him, her, them, thou, his, in, 'e, 'o, f, for, 'i, sh, us are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words she, hope, o, and, jesu, the are repeated.

    The author used the same word i 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 the is repeated).

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