This is an analysis of the poem Hermes Trismegistus that begins with:

Still through Egypt's desert places
Flows the lordly Nile,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcaca dadaXXXe efefgege hXhfbaba ididicic ididifif ejejaiai cfcfidid fkfkaaaa hfhfljlj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101010 10101 00101110 10101 101000100 10101 101100100 10101 11101010 10111 10111010 101111 111011100 10101 10101000 11101 11101010 10111 10100010 10101 001001010 111001 10110010 10101 10100010 1010 01101010 11001 1100101 01111 1000101 00101 11111010 11101 10101010 10101 101010010 10101 10011010 010001 101111100 10111 101010100 01111 10101010 00101 10101010 11011 10101010 00101 10101010 01001 10101010 001001 10101010 001001 11101010 11111 10101110 10101 10011010 10111 10101010 10101 10001110 11101 10100010 10001 10111010 10011 001010010 11101 11101010 11001 1010110 11001 10101011 11101 101011101 11111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 218
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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