This is an analysis of the poem Proem that begins with:

Beginneth here the book called Decameron, otherwise Prince Galeotto, wherein are contained one hundred novels told in ten days by seven ladies and...

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  • Rhyme scheme: a XB cdeXX BdaeXcda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,5,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010111000101110001101110101011110101111 1 110 10101010100101101101100010001001111101011100100110101101111101010100110101010110110000111011001001010110110110100101011001011001001011000100110011111111011100101010110010111001001010001010111000010010001111001001100111100010001010001011010001 0101110110101100100100011001001010111010101001010011011111 11011110100101101001110110111011101011000101111010010101100101101011110010010010101010010101110111100101111101001001011110101110101001111010110010110101010111110100010 10110001111001000011001111111100010011100101011010111 110101010100110101000001011000010100010111111110101101111111110010001111101001111011110010111001110111001011010101110111010010 110 111011101011001001001010010101101001100101010100100101100011011001 1001101010111010101010110101 01111001111110101001111010101011011111001001100001001001010101100111011010101001101110101010111010100011010110101101010 01101010101000101100011001010101101010001101001001111111000110111111110001101010011110001 10110101010101100011101001101011111011111011111111101111110001111001101101010110101111110111010111101010100110101110 100011001010010010101110111100000100101010110001110101010010011110110101000101010101101001110101101100110111101010010011111001000101011110010011010011011001101101110000110100011100011010101000101010101000111101100110011011101011100010101011011100100111110111110011101011010101010101001 1001101110110110111010100101101010001110110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1404
  • Average number of words per stanza: 254
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 350 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 64
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it, and, of, to, had, i, in, have, by, that, not, be, who, me, my, as, or, but, has, now, which, so, all, most, they, their, may, for, them, ladies, some, if, from, men, diversion, we, love are repeated.

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

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