This is an analysis of the poem Beowulf's Expedition To Heort that begins with:

Thus then, much care-worn,
The son of Healfden ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXcdXeecdaXfdcghcibjddkalflefXamacdagdanofnlddfbcnkhgdfdkmpgqdfXjifjdlmcdkfglaXXnjnfldcgbjXkddgjnmcegfdfeqcpoanpcenaqoffbhggccaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 130,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111 01010 100101 1101010 0101 01111 11110 110101 10111 01101 0011 1001 00101 101 11011 01010 111 001 10110 111011 010101 11011 10011 111 01011 11101 11110 01010 1110 1111 101011 010110 1001 001010 10010 01110 111 1011 01111 01001 1101 011 1111 011101 11001 01010 00110 0111 010101 0101 10101 1100 1111 0111 111101 0101 1110011 10101 010101 11011 101110 00101 011 1110 11010 011 01110 101 11110 110110 001111 11100 01010 1011 0111 1111 111 111 1000110 1010 100110 0100010 11011 10010 11001 011 0110100 10101 0011 11110 11001 10110 01010 010111 010101 0101010 1111 1110 1010 11011 100101 101 101001 11100 11101 1001001 1010 0011 111 111100 1011 1011 10010 1100100 0010010 10010011 010100 1111 11001 111 111 0001001 101 1110011 110001 1001 111 1001 011 111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2855
  • Average number of words per stanza: 503
  • Amount of lines: 130
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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