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  • Rhyme scheme: a b X X X b X X X X b c d X X a b e X d X f g X X X X f X c e b fXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001001010010110010001010100100101001010000101001001101011010010100000100001011010101000101010101001010110010010110101010110000101000010010101001101010101001010101010101010110110100101010010100001011100111010110111000010011110101100010101010101111101101001010110101001100111101010011111101001010110101100100110001011101010110100101101101010100010010100111001000101010001001 010 10 100 100 100010 1000010 1 1000010101111010101100101010111011101101110111101110 10001110111111111010111011101010111101111100101001101010101001011001010 10001101010101010101100011100011100101010101101010111 10001100101111111111101010111010101010001110110101001011111001010001 100110001111011101001101001001110101011110001100111111101010011010010110101001111010110011011010110101001101010010100111001011101100010011101010010001011010 1001110101011010011010111101011110101011011011010011101110101001001 10011110101100101111101010101010010101101001111000100111101001001011010010 1001111010111000101110101011100111101110101001111010110101001 100100101010100101010110101011101011011001100111001011010001 1000101101111110100111 1000100111011101011110011011011111101110011001000100111111100111011111010100111111111010101110110001001001110010010111110101110111101101 10011110101011010101110110110111101110010110010010 10011100111011011111010111111101111101001010100011111111111110010001110100100111111100 1000110111010110011110101011101010001 100100101010001001001101011011011001111101001000100010011111110101111 1011101101001010100110110101001111101010011000100110110100110111100111011100101100010010011010010100111111010100 10011001011110101 1010010110101010111100101110010010 1001001001110110011111010111101011110101101110010 1000100111111001001101100101001001010 101110101001010111101101110101011 1110101010101011010111110101111101010110110110101010010010110011010000100101111100101011010101010101 100001111011111011101101100011 10001001010110010111110011111101101011 100101001001010110010011111101001001111010010111111011111011111111111110010011110101011110101110101110010101100011010010010101001010 111001010111110101001110101000101000101011010100111110111110111101111101111111111110110101011111010111110110101110010101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 35
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 254
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 249 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 48
  • 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; of, to, her, he, him, that, in, poem, she, had, his, on, son, and, night, thy, from, rise, comala, thou, o, me, behold, king, as, i, might, have, not, be, thee, my, it, fingal, cave, rest, come, roll, our, joy, carun, sons, streamy, their, soul, maid, when, lift, see, moonbeams, voice, around, at, shalt are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word is repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases , comala connect the lines.

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