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

ARGUMENT.
Morning coming on, Fingal, after a speech to his people, devolved the command on Gaul, the son of Morni; it being the custom of the... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X b X c X d b e X a X c X X a X d d X c f e X X c X b X X d X X X f X X
  • 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,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100 1010110100100100100111010100100100011011101100100001010001001011001110010010101101010100110110100100011010100100011110101011010101101011010100101011001000100101010101100110101101010001101100111010001101010010110010101011000101110101001010011000010010101010011101110001010011110110101001010101101010111101101010001001001000101010010001110101001000010 10011110101101010111111110111011110110000100101101011110001010011101100011001111010010010100010010101010100100101001 11011011010100101101011011110100101011111110110011001101010101011111101011101101111010101010000101101111111101010101001001110100100110100 011010111010101111111011111110110101010101101111111001001110101010101010111101010101011011100100010000111100101001111111110111010111101110010111011001111101010001011010101010011001110101011101010101010101100111011001110101 10001010111100111110101011101110111101011110100101010110010110110111110010110101101110111011111101010101011101110101011011110101010011011010010 1010100111010010111110110101011110101101110110110000100111010011010100110010101101101110101101001010101 101001011010111010011111010111010010011110110110101010010101010101010 1010001110011100101011101110101110101110101111001110101001001010111011 10001011101001111010010101110101010011100101111101100101010101010111000101110101011101100 110101111111010101011101010111101000110101101110101010111101111110111101011101110111010101110101101010101101110010110111000101010110110100110 11100101001010010111110010111011111010110010010110010101111001101110111010100 1101001010101011101010011101010111011111011000101001110111101011010101 1001100110110101111011101010111011001011101010101011011110101001010100111111101010011010101101110110010010 1010111011101110101110100101010101001110110101000101011101110110100101011111000100101010 010101010101011101011010110110010110110110101111100010100101110010101101011110101110101011000100101001011011111011101101 11011101111101011010111111100010011101111100010110110011001101000101111110010000101000110001010110100111101001001101010101 1100010101101011011011111011111010101111110101010110101111010101011111010101011011110111010111101010110111111011110001110001 10101001111101100101101010111011111110101110101010101110011101010111010101101010111010110111011110101001 1001110011101011010101101010111010110010011101100101101111110110101011110010111101010101011101011010 01001110101110011011111101110001001111010111100100111011101110110101010101001101 1101111010101111001011110011111110011010111010101010100101010111111100101 101010011100010011010001110110110111110101011100110101001010110100111010111011101 1010101110100110100100101010101010101110111100010011011000011001011110101011011100011010 1001001011110111111101010101100011010111100111110010110101100101110010111010100 110101011100010110010111110101010100101101011001001010100101010100101011111010101110111 1011010111010101110101101010110110100101101100001101101010100010010011110011010011111111001010110110110010101101101010010000101010010111101010100101010101011101111010101100 10001110110100110010100110110111001111010101010100111010010110101100100100101010101010101010101110101110101001001110101100101010 100101010010101011101010010111001011101101001111010010110101101101011101010101011100110111011010010 1010101011010110101101101111011011111110101011001010110101111011100111110110110101 1010111101010111100101111011111011001101011101101010010110111010100101011 10111011101011101011110101001011101011101010101101101011011101101110100011111100110100101011010101010110010101011101111010 10000101101001001011111101011101010011111001101110110110101001011101011101010101110100101010111001111010110100111010101010011110111101011011010010011111011110110011010 1110010110100110101011010010101101001011011001110100101110100110011101111001111010011110101111010111011010100101010110010101010100101010010100100101 11010101010110010101101001010101011101001011110101 10101111010111111110110110011100010011111010111001101100111101011110001011111001111010110101001010000101110100111010010101100100 110101001011010010110101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 37
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 468
  • Average number of words per stanza: 87
  • Amount of lines: 38
  • Average number of symbols per line: 457 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 84
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, on, to, and, his, in, fingal, who, gaul, by, son, connal, king, himself, from, which, it, he, my, morni, with, when, over, sword, that, heard, before, stands, thy, soul, battle, spear, as, foe, selma, stream, at, voice, war, they, for, not, be, like, winds, o, i, cormul, dark, their, thou, chief, shield, them, blood, foldath, locks, thee, art, her, blue, sons, joy, fathers, dun, days, duth, caron, ', said, cormac, nor, bards, tomb, its, lonely, rose, let, carril are repeated.

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

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

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