This is an analysis of the poem Cathloda — Duan Ii that begins with:

Fingal, returning with day, devolves the command on Duth-maruno, who engages the enemy, and drives them over the stream of Turthor. Having recalled... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X X a X X b a X c c X b d d d d dXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001001100001111001010010011010010101001010110000110010011010111010100100010110011001010001101001010101101010101 101110010110011001011111010101100100110011110001001101100101011011111010010110111011111100010010100110101101011010 101101110011101101111011111010110100100110101111001110010011101011011010100111010010 010111100111011110110100110101101101010011111100100110110101010101100101101011101011001111011011111011011011101101100100101011001010010111001010100101110101111111010100110111010111111010101010110111001110101101010101011010011011110111010111010001010001 10100110101100101101111101010101110111110101110010110101010111101011100101110100110111110011101 10100100101101110101011001011110010111101001111001010111011101111011111011100111100111001101010101011110110010010101101 101011011111111000111110111 101100101110011110101001000110011001010111011111011001011010101101010100011101110110011 110100101111001001110011100010110110010110101100101111001010 11000101110101101001001001010100111010011011010010110101011010100111010111011111101011001101001 11110001111001010111001001101110110101010101110011010101110100101011001011100100110101 11111101101011011011110010110111100100111100111010110101010101110101101010011101111110110110101011010010011010 1101011101101101111000101011110110111110010100101100101 010010101101010101011001011110101110100101011101111001010 10010101100101100101011010100111010101010010111101001111001010 0101110111010101001011110100101001011010111010100111101010111010011101010 10100111010101010101100101101011100110010111111101101011011010101010 10010111010101110111111101001111100010101111010 101010110110100101110011001011010100010111101011100101110111010010010111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 19
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 377
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 359 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 64
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, his, in, on, he, maruno, duth, not, from, like, they, their, to, war, and, dark, came, led, lead, each, thou, chiefs, with, but, soul, by, shields, trenmor, fathers, silent, my, land, forth, thy, that, her, dona, strina, colgorm are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Cathloda — Duan Ii;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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