This is an analysis of the poem The Vision Of Sir Launfal that begins with:

Prelude to Part First
Over his keys the musing organist, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aababacac dbaaeeeefXfb ghghffbibijj hehehhaeaehehghgheXeeeaa kbkbaahhlliikkibbmmiXki nninnifmfmXnXnnn a b blblffoonXccn X eejkebbXbbffllaaaaa X iiaallipipll X baXbaoo b acaclllljjhh b aakkffdaadaeekX f mfmfmkkppeeXeaaXaeennppkkgghhggbbbada jdjdffofof
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,12,12,24,23,16,1,1,13,1,19,1,12,1,7,1,12,1,15,1,37,14,8,7,1,1,10,1,8,1,15,1,7,1,8,1,14,1,8,1,18,1,6,1,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011 1001010100 0101001101 1101010111 1101011101 1101001100 1111010101 1111010101 01010010001 110011100 110010101 10011111 11011101 10111101 011101101 01110100 01110101 01010101 1001000 10110101 11001001 110111111 010011010010 01101111101 110101110 101011111 110110101 101111111 1011001110 101001101001 101011011010 10111101010 11101101010 1101110101 10101011 11010100001 1100100111 1011110110 1111011010 100110101 110010110110 1101001011 100101110 01011101 101101110 010100111 010110010010 111100110111 0011010010 01011101001 1010100101 11001010100 0010010001 011010101 10100111011 11001111001 001101011001 10011001 11100111001 110100101 001001111111 1010111011000 11101011110 11011001110 100111110111 1100111111 1011110101 111111110110 111111010 011100011 1101011001 1111011110 1010010101 101001000111 100110011 1101001111 11101111010 11111100 10011001 11001010 11111111 10010101 100101010 101101101001 11100111001 1001001010 11100111 00100101111 1010101111 010101011 011000101 10100101011 111010111 11110101 11001101 010010001 11 1 11011101 11011101 10101110111 0100101 110011101 1101001011 11011101 11010011 1011110101 11010110 10110111 10110111 100010101 1 011101111 001100101011 010111000 0110100101 10101101101 0100100111 1111010111 1101010011 110011100 1011100101 1001011001 1010100101 11110101 1101100101 1111 10011101 11111001 11010101 1011111 1 011100101 110110101 101100101 001011111 0101101101 11011111001 0010110101 1100101101 11011111 11010101 11011001001 0101110101 1 0110111111 11000111 10010100 010100111 11010101 010111011 1101101011 1 11101110101 11100101101 1100111111 1010101101 01111001001 0110100111 111010111 1010101 1011111010 1100101010 1101110101 1111010101 1 0101101001 10010111 10010001 111110001 1011110111 11101101 11001010 11110101 110110101 1100101010 111111111 0110101001 011000101 1011001101 0011110010100 110110 1101100101 001110101 11011111 0110101 11011101001 010010101 0010011101 0101101101 111111101 111011101 110101101 101100101 1010011101 1101001001 001110101 010100101 110110101 1100100111 10010101 01011101 1100101101 010110101 0110000111 010110111 101001001111 111010101 110100101 1100010111 110101001 110101101 110101001 1110100101101 0010110101 110110111 101010101 1010010100 101010001 010111110 0101011110 110010010110 00101010110 101100101 10011101 01110111 11011101001 1010100101 1001001001 111010101 110110001101 1100110101 110101 1010111011 0110110101 11011 0101 10010101 01010001 11011111 1100100100 01001001101 1110010001001 11100111111 0111011011 1010100101 11010101 0101001 110 1 1110011111 011101000 010111111 1011100111 010110111 00101011011 0101101111 100101011 11110100 101111111 1 110100111 1010100101 11111111 1110100101 1011000101 111010110001 110010111 0100100101 1 11010111 11011011 101110101 11111100101 1110100111 001110101 110111011 10010010111 1101101111 111010001 110011111 0100101001 01001111001 1001111101 1101001 1 11111111 0101011001 11101110101 0101101101 11000110111 1110110101 00100100001 1 1110110101 1100111101 110111101 11011010111 10110101 010011111 11010101 01111101 1 101001011001 1111101101 010010101 11111010 11101110101 1110100101 0101111011 110010101 110110101 110100111 1101010111 1110100101 10110110101 111111100101 1 1110100111 01110101 0101101101 11011101 10111111 101011101001 01010111 100100101 1 01011011001 111111011101 11011011001 00100111101 10111101101 10010101 01010101 1111110101 010010111 1110101111 0101101011 0100111101 010100101 0101100101 111111111 1010101001 1010100111 0101001011 1 110011001 110110101 1110101101 100010101 11010101 111110101 1 01011101 10100010001 1010000111 11010101 0101111010 10111110101 11001001 110010101 1011111111 1101110111 010111101 111101001 1111110011 10100101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 45
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 316
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 377
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, we, it, and, of, that, to, be, gives, he, its, as, in, with, this are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, 't, and, then, that, every, thou, he, this are repeated.

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

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