This is an analysis of the poem The Demoniac Of Gadara that begins with:

A GADARENE.
He hath escaped, hath plucked his chains asunder,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabccd ef XXg XXfebeXhc Xci hXieiieedjXghhc Xi eXccXeagebbb h XXeccX XDI XXh Xd XfXeXieXXcd XDI XXXcXdj Xcjb Xceb XbeXabj aiec Xaaddieeb aiXehj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,2,3,9,3,15,2,12,1,6,3,3,2,11,3,7,4,4,7,4,9,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100 11011101010 11001011111 0001011001 10011100101 01011111111 010000101 11001100110 0100 10000111010 110001 0100 1100 110001001110 0101011100 1101110101 00010101110 00100010100 1111110111 111011 0100 11110 1111 01000100010101 011100 10011110010 1101111111 0100111101 0101111101 1101010111 0101001101 0101100100 1101011001 1001010110 1101010111 11111010100 1111010101 01010 0100 110110 010010101 0001001001 11100111010 1101110101 11010011100 1111101111 11110111010 1001010101 11110101010 11110111011 11110111011 11111111011 10100101 0100 1001101000 1110110111 1101110101 1101011111 111101 10 1101 10110 0100 11101 01110111011 10 1011 0100 1011110 101100101100 1101000101 11000111010 1100010001 11010101110 1111011000 0111010001 10010110010 111000 10 1101 10110 0100 11100 1100111111 1101010101 11110001100 11111011011 1101001001 0100 1111010101 11110111110 1101 10 111011 1101110111 11111101011 010010 0101110101 1011010001 11001101110 10110101010 1101000001 1111 10 1100110 00101110101 1101010001 10100 11010110010 100100101010 010010101 11111101110 1101111101 00010111010 0110111101 110101 10 1101 1111001101 0101010101 1001010101 1001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 22
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 186
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 122
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, pray, me, on, mercy, ye, for, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words he, the, and, ye are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me is repeated).

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