This is an analysis of the poem Oina-Morul that begins with:

After an address to Malvina, the daughter of Toscar, Ossian proceeds to relate his own expedition to Fuärfed, an island of Scandinavia. Mal-orchol,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X X X X a a X X X X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101110010010010100100101101001011001010011010101011011110101101101001010011001010110001101011000101010011011110011010010101001011010001011101000010000101101010101001011 110100110101011101010111111110101111110101110101011000100010011111011011111011111101011010100100100101001001000110010111011101101100101010110010011101111001001011110111110100011101010010011111011111101101010111101010101010011011100111010101111011111011101 0111111111101100111010010010101110011111110110101010001011100101001010110111111011001010111010111101011101001011011011101010001010 111110110110110010110101110001010001011101111101111110110111111101111111010110110011 1000001010111101011011100101110001101011111111011101110110111110111100111101011011010101101011010100101010 1110101011010101100111010010011101011001101001010101110101010100100101111001010101101001001010110010110101010101111111001110101110101110111010110010011110101010111110101010101001 10100111010111101011101110100110111101001110110101011010101001 0011101110110111010110110101111101011111001001010101011101011111110111110110101110011101010111010111001011010101011001010101010010101111001010001011010110111110111110011101010 101001010011101111101010101101011111011011110100101000101101010110101001100101110111101111010 01011011101111101110010010011001011111011000101010101110101111110101111101001101001111100010101010 10010101101011100000101101001011110100011101 1101010010011111010110010111010011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 502
  • Average number of words per stanza: 95
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 464 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 87
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, to, my, in, and, his, he, king, rfed, i, orchol, mal, fu, ossian, daughter, that, ton, thormod, had, lutha, from, came, for, sent, song, her, with, soul, comes, when, it, thy, on, not, feast, but, have, forgot, oina, morul, their, she, dark, race, night, why, mourn, soft, by are repeated.

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