This is an analysis of the poem The War Of Caros that begins with:

Caros is probably the noted usurper Carausius, by birth a Menapran, who assumed the purple in the year 284; and, seizing on Britain, defeated the... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X X X a X X a X X X X X X X b X X X X X X X b 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,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100100010100100110100101010001111011001001001000100010010010110100001010010110101011000101000100100010001111010110011101101010001010011100100001000011010010010010010 11001010101001100101001011101001011011110101001101111010101010101000100101001001100011010101010011111101010 1101110010001010001011110110110011101101000100111101011011010101010011010101010011001010110100010101000101011110010111011001010111010010 101101101101001010101101100010101101001110100011010111110111010001010110101111111010 11001001101011101010110101001101010010101011010111011110100111011100101110100101011010110010010111101010110010111010101001001000101001010101101010110010010010001 111100101001010011111110010101010110011111001010101101111111011000101101001000101110101010101 111110110110110011011110011101110101010111110011111011010101010111110011010101101100011101111000010010110010110101011101010010 100101110000101111110010111010110101011101010101101010101110010100011101110001111101010111010101010010101010110101010111110100100010111010111010110101111010101010100110011101001 10010100110001001111010101010011010110101001110100011111010010100101100111101010100 100010101110010111010111011000011111101101010101001010 111101011000010101010101010110101010101011110111110101110101011010111010101110110111101101111010 1000101001100001101101111011011011110010101010010011011111010101101111010101010 1011101001110101001110101010111101111000101010100010111010101110100 100010111111100100101001101001101011101000101100101110101100111100111101000110101001010011100100 101101101001010110101101101110011111011110001111111110111110101101011011010101100010 111101010101110001001110101001 10111010101001110101101011010101010101011101001011110010101110 11101011010100111010110110011111110100101010101010 1000110011010001011111100110010011110100100100000101100100101100101010101011010101010010010100101010101011011101010111111001010101001011011010010100 01010111010010101000111010110101010110011111010101111101011010111011010111001010111101101110101001101010111100111110101011100100100 1010011010010101101001001001010100010101110010010011001010010011111111001010101101100010101110111011101101010101010010111010101111010101111001011011001111010011111101110111100110110111100101011010 101010101011011110101101001101001011011111010111110010100010111111011110110101100110010101101111010010101100101011001101001001110111110010101111101 010101010100101110010111111010110010100111011010101001001111000010100110011010100111100010011100101000111110001101001001011001011001010111101010110101010110001010101100111110110101110111111000110100100100111000110100101010111110101010 011010110111010101000101100110111010111110101101010101011100101010110101011101111001111101010110111110110100101101111010011101111011001010111110010111101010111011110001011011101001011110101101 1011111110010101101011110101001011001011101101101001001111101000101100101101101011101111010100111011111110101011101011010110111010100100100101010110100111010101101010101111111111101010100101110101110010111101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 25
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 505
  • Average number of words per stanza: 95
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 487 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 92
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, he, his, in, to, it, that, on, son, ships, when, and, caros, oscar, with, thou, my, like, songs, dim, not, wind, thy, night, hidallan, spear, battle, ryno, lamor, alone, war, renowned, eyes, from, banks, sat, replied, never, i, they, feet, balva, people, said, ye, be, go, for, soul, there, but, their, around, fathers, at, times, hill, thousand, cloud, voice, ghosts, came, sword, vale, green, hills, dark, thrice, many, fall, arose, stood are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of The War Of Caros;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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