This is an analysis of the poem Temora - Book I that begins with:

ARGUMENT.
Cairbar, the son of Borbar-duthul, lord of Atha, in Connaught, the most Potent chief of the race of the Fir-bolg, having murdered, at... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b b X c X X X X X d X X X X X c X X d X a X e X d X a d d X X X X e X X X XXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
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  • Amount of stanzas: 40
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 633
  • Average number of words per stanza: 119
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 619 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 117
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, to, his, and, cairbar, on, son, fingal, army, king, by, oscar, in, chief, with, which, him, cathmor, ulster, cormac, from, he, spear, like, that, came, erin, as, terrible, its, i, gray, mighty, then, side, they, steps, blood, hair, eyes, soul, fear, red, blue, dark, chiefs, eye, streamy, shield, seen, who, forward, battle, said, stream, their, there, not, my, words, feast, but, heard, our, let, fame, ye, meet, foldath, foe, bards, at, we, moi, joy, cloud, lena, thy, it, hundred, yield, death, face, when, men, before, oscar's, hand, falls, thee, hear, saw, without, thou, steel, never, over, sons, sword, ', have, althan, be, times, fall, years, grief, for, hill, o, would, cuthullin, arm, had, blast, low, nathos, carril, temora, usnoth, etha, behold, hall, us, morven, youth, renown are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word the 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 ulster, ' are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same words ulster, ' 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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