This is an analysis of the poem The Poe-Et's Nightmare that begins with:

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Luxus tumultus semper causa est.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b ccddeeffbbgghh iiddhhXdccjjbbeeccXijjcckkllccbbmmddccff eeaahXddjjllccggmmX X nbfikecmmlmcicjabeodebpccliclgnmladdfcbddlmcajXlbeiebdbcjXqgbckmfcdkccrbmqabjesgemieqbdlXeaccmcghrccXqbcmtcmaebtajqpjmbkmmdbclpbmmcrcliXiXbbmXbdcreplpblepehajdbaXpbecibbpcjX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,14,40,19,1,192,38,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0110 10100101001 1001010001 11010100111 0111010111 1100110101 0101011111 0101010101 1101011101 1111110101 1111010101 1101101111 1111010101 0101001111 1110010101 11011000101 10111100101 10110000101 1111010101 0101110101 1110000101 1111110101 1001010110 1101010101 0101110111 1111010001 1101110101 1011011101 1101010101 1101110101 1101010101 11101010101 1101011101 0101110101 11110100010 11111100101 1111011101 0101010101 0101010101 0101100101 0011011101 1101110111 1101110011 011000101011 1101100101 1101010101 1001010001 10101000111 1111010101 1101110101 0111110101 0101011101 1001001101 1111001101 11010010111 1101011101 1101010101 11111100101 0101110101 1111110111 1101111101 1011111001 1101010101 11011000101 1101010001 1111100101 0111010111 1001111111 01011110101 1101010101 11110100101 0101010101 1111010101 1101011011 100100 10101101011010 1001110101 0101100101 1101010001 1101010101 11010011001 1110010101 01110100101 1101010101 1111010101 1111011101 1001010101 1101011111 0110000111 1101110101 1101100101 0101001001 1111010001 11010101001 1101010101 1111010101 0011110101 11001010101 0101100111 111101000101 0111110101 1101011101 1101110101 1101010101 0011010111 1101011101 0011010111 1101110101 0011011101 0001010111 11110010111 1101011101 1011000101 0101001101 1101010101 11011000101 1011000101 11001010001 0101010101 1011110101 0011010111 1111111101 0101010101 10111100101 1001010111 0101110101 1101110101 1001010101 1011010101 1001110101 01001110101 1001010101 1100111111 010100111000 1101110101 0100010001 0011010001 1101111111 1101111100 0101010111 0010010001 1101011101 10010110101 0101010001 1101010101 0101010101 1011010100 0111010101 0111001100 01101010101 01110010111 10010101001 1111111101 11011100111 01110001101 0101110101 0101100101 1101010101 1101110101 1101010111 11001000101 1111110101 10101010101 1101010101 0101010101 01010011101 1101011101 01010101001 1101010101 1111110101 0101011101 1101010111 1101010011 1111000100 1101010101 0111010011 1101010011 1011010101 11010100101 0101000101 1101000101 1011010101 0101011111 1101110101 0101011101 1111110101 1101010111 0011000101 1100010110 1101010101 1111010111 1101011111 1100000101 1101110111 0100101101 1001110101 01001000100 1111111101 1101011011 1111001101 1011100101 1111010111 0111011101 1101001101 1111010101 1101010101 1100010101 1100010100 1111010101 1011010101 010010011001 0101010101 1111010011 11100100100 1011100100 0101110101 1101010001 1101010010 1101011111 010010111 0101000101 0101000100 0101010111 1101111111 111010001 1011011001 1101000101 1011110101 111010010101 1001110101 1001110101 01010010101 1101010011 1011010001 1011000111 0101110101 1110010101 0100110100 11010010001 1011010101 1101111101 1111111001 01010101110 1001001001 11011111001 1011000011 1101011011 1101100101 1101010100 01010101100 1011010111 1101010101 0101010111 1111010101 1101011000 01010010111 1011010101 0101011101 11011101001 1101011111 0101110101 1111010100 1111011111 1111110001 0101010100 1011110111 10011011110 10010101001 1101100111 11001110101 0101010111 1011010101 1101011101 0101010101 1101110011 11010101001 10010010101 1000011111 11010101111 1101111111 1101010101 1101100101 0111110101 0111010101 1001001111 1110010101 0101010101 1101000101 1101111101 0101010001 1111011101 1111110001 0111110101 1001001101 11011111001 1101010111 1101010101 0101111111 1111010111 1101011100 011101101 1101110111 1111000101 1101110101 1111100101 0111011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1317
  • Average number of words per stanza: 232
  • Amount of lines: 308
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, with, he, omnia, of, nor, i, and, it, their, that, me, bade, his, or are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words nor, their, that, the, he, are repeated.

    The author used the same word at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The poet repeated the same word at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase connects the lines.

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  • summary of The Poe-Et's Nightmare;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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