This is an analysis of the poem The Legend Of Mammon Castle that begins with:

IN THE days that will be olden after many years are gone,
Ere the world emerged from darkness floating out into the dawn,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb aacX bbXX aabb ccddXbbdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 001100101010011 101010101010001 101010100010111 101010111010101 101010101111101 101110101011101 1010101011111010 10101100010001 101010101010111 111010101110101 010001010100101 11000101010101 101000101111111 101010100010001 101010101010101 101011100010111 101010101001010 1011101000101010 11111101010101 11001101110101 01000101010101 101000111010111 1001110110111 101010100010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 60 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, they are repeated.

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

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