This is an analysis of the poem The Death Of Carthullin that begins with:

ARGUMENT.
Cuthullin, after the arms of Fingal had expelled Swaran from Ireland, continued to manage the affairs of that kingdom as the guardian... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X X X X X X X b X b X X X X X X X X X X X a 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,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100 10010010101011001000100100010110101000100110011010001010100101000101010101000011010010111101101010110001001010101011001111110011010011100100010101111010110110000101010001010101001001111010101010100001010001001101000010010100100 0011010101001011011111111110110011101111101001110 1000110011110011010101110101111111111111101111011101001001011110010011101010011100010101101011001011011000111110111101011110101010101110010101100100101110101111010111101001111100111110111101010 1001101011001110101001010010010101001000101110111011111101001011 100111011011001010010100101101010110010101010110101010101110001010101011101101000110010011001101110100010010101001101010111001011111101011110010101010101101010101000101101010011011101011000100101100 11010101010010111101011101010101010010101111010010011110101110101001001110101001010101111110110101011110111010100101010110010101110100101101010111001011010100111010101011011110011101000 110110001011001010111001110100110111110111001011000010100001000111010101110010001010110011001101110101101010111010101111010100100101101111011110110101111101111111110100101110101000 100110001011010101101010101010100101011111100011101111011111111110100011101100101111110011101010100100110101010110100011111011000101001011110011110101010100101111100100010010001010001011010101100011010101011101101100101001 10001100001011100101011111111010010110110101101111101110101010100100101111011011110010011010101011110101000110101101100110010 0101101010101010101010110010101010010001001110 10000011100111011110101000100101111101011011010101000101011001010010110011110101100010101110001011011100101010100110 1001111100010101010010111100110101111010110000111101010100001001 1000110010001011001110011001010110100100100100010010100101100100101100101001101001001001001111110100111111100111111100111110101010011100 110101011001101011011111100101010101010111101010100111101010101010101011110010110010010100101111110111001100001 100010101010101010111111111001010111011101001001011111001101111111111010011101011101101110101011011011111000011111010110000101011011111101101001001110100101010010111110100100 011001010101010011101000110101010101011010010101101110110100010101001101011110110000101111101111101111001111011101010100100111111010 1010101111010101011010110110011011101001001010101010001001101010100100111110101111100110111001010101101101001101010101010101000010100 11001001101001001011100100101110100011110110101010101011101010101110101010100100101110011000010011011011010111001011010010010111101010111110100100101110111011100101010101101011010010101011011001001111010100111110101001110000101111001 1000101010110100111100011111001101111111001111011001001111010111100111001010101010111111001011110101001011010011110001111010101111011010101100 1000101010011000101011011011101101010010101100111101011011111101001110101110110101001001101101001000100010111010100110101011101010100101001011101001011010110010111111110010101010110001101001010 101101010110101110101010111001 1011101011100101111010011110101110101100010100111101110101110101111010100101011110100101011010100110010111010101011011100101 11010111001010101011001111011010101101011100110110111010110011110111110101011110110110001011011001011101011011111101100111010110111010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 24
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 565
  • Average number of words per stanza: 106
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 543 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 102
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, in, cormac, on, by, as, cuthullin, to, and, fingal, his, he, son, thy, thou, with, borne, when, car, its, torlath, night, but, winds, chief, spear, that, blue, beam, around, my, at, song, bard, bards, sound, carril, let, side, why, hear, it, silent, meet, battle, replied, no, gray, alcletha, calmar, not, ', blood, dark, like, hand, i, fame, over, mighty, their, never, soul, lego, thousand, behold, sword, roar, arm, day, erin, eyes, dost, be, semo, fallen, strength, say, they, me are repeated.

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

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

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