This is an analysis of the poem The Three Kings  that begins with:
The East is dead and the West is done, and again our course lies thus
South-east by Fate and the Rising Sun where the Three Kings wait for us.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccdd eeff gghh ffcc iibb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 0101101011011111 1111101011011111 11111101011011101 111101001011011111 1000101011110111 1010010010110100101 11001001010110111 11001101011110111 1111101011010001 1011111101110011 11101101111100101 001001110111110111 011110111011111 10100101111110101 10101001111011111 10101101011011011 10101101011011001 1111001011010101 111010011110100101 10111001111011111 1111101111110101 101001101111011111 1111101111011101 101101011011011111
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 364
- Average number of words per stanza: 77
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 75 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 16
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, west, he, our are repeated.
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