This is an analysis of the poem The World In The Heart that begins with:

--BUT if the foe no more without presides,
There is an inner chamber where it hides ;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddbbbbbb cceeffghddaagh Xiggbbjj eeaaaaccccdddd aacXddggeeeeabiikk eelleeXcXeaammeelleeeeii aaggaaaaaa ddffbb llnnbbmmnn ccbbbbddaaaaeeooii aaaallppeeaallppbbeeaaejjiiiillaaggbbaacc ggbbXegXeeeeeeeeXn llllqqggeeaaaa bbiiggjjaabbffllgg iicXqqjjmmii r
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,14,8,14,18,24,10,6,10,18,41,18,14,18,12,6,17,26,18,36,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1001110101 1011010101 0111010101 11110011101 0001010101 01010101001 0001110101 1101011101 11010010101 1111110111 1111010101 1111110110 1001010111 1111010101 0101101101 00111111001 01010101001 010101011 0101011101 01010011101 0101010101 1101100100 0111010011 0111110101 0101111111 01110100110 1111000001 1011010100 01010100010 10110010101 11010100101 1111010101 0111110111 1101010111 1011010001 0101010011 1101010101 1100011001 0101010101 1101010101 1111000101 01011010101 1111010110 11111101001 1101010101 0101011101 1011010101 11100010011 1011110101 1000111001 1101010111 10110110101 1111000101 10010011101 1110011101 11110010101 0111011101 1101000101 0101010101 0101000101 1111010101 0111010101 1001010101 11110010111 1111110111 0101010111 0111000111 11110100101 1111110101 1111011101 0101010101 1101010001 0111110111 1101111101 01111000110 0101010101 1111010110 1011010101 11110110101 10010010101 01110100101 1111110101 11110111001 01110010101 1101000101 1101010101 1101011101 0101000101 1111111101 1111110001 01011000110 01010101001 10011101001 01010100101 1011000101 1101010101 1111010111 1001100111 0101000101 1101100111 1101000101 1111000101 0101010111 1101010101 0101010111 1101110111 1101011101 1011000101 1011010101 010100101001 110000101010 11110101010 1011010101 100101011 0101110101 1111010101 110100100010 10111001010 1111010101 1101010101 1101010101 0111010001 1001001101 11010001001 1101001101 1101010101 1111010101 1100110101 01010100101 1101000101 1111010111 01010110001 01110001001 1001010101 1001010101 1101010101 1111010101 0101010101 1101010101 1001000100 1101110101 110100111 1001010111 1101011001 1101010101 1111010011 0101010111 1111010001 1101011111 1101000101 1111010101 1101010101 0101110101 1101110001 1111010101 0111000111 11111100111 1111110101 0101001101 1010110001 1101011101 1001110001 1101010001 1101001101 1000101100 1001011101 0101011101 1111000101 1111111101 0111010001 0110001111 1111010101 1101011101 1101110111 11010000101 0101011111 1111110101 1101010111 0100010111 1111011101 1001000101 01010101011 0111010111 1001010101 10110000111 1101010101 1001110001 0101010111 1101000101 1001110101 01010011101 1101010101 1101110101 1101010101 110101101000 1111000101 1101110111 1101001101 0111010101 1101010111 1101010101 1101010111 1101010101 1101011101 0101110101 1001010101 1001010111 1110010101 11011001101 0100101101 1101010101 010101111 1111101000 1001011101 1011011101 1111010101 0111010111 11000100101 010010101001 11001001101 0101011101 1001010111 1101010101 1111010111 1001010101 1100010100 1001010111 1001010011 1101010101 10110101010 11011110100 1101010101 1101010101 1101010111 0101000101 01010100001 0100110101 1101000101 0101010101 1001000101 1111010001 1101010101 1001010101 1001010001 00011111101 1111010101 10111111111 110101111010 10101110101 1111001111 1111010101 0101011101 11001010101 1111011101 1111000101 1101011111 1101010001 1100000101 1011110101 1100011101 1111010001 1101001101 1101010111 0101000101 0101010001 1101010001 1101010101 0100010011 1101010001 01011101001 11110010101 0101010101 1101110101 0101110101 1100000101 0101000101 1101000101 1011110101 0101010101 0101110101 11100000101 1101010101 11010100101 1111111111 1001010111 1111110101 01110100101 1011100101 1110011101 0011000101 1101001101 01111000101 1101110101 11010100101 1011110111 1100110101 1101010101 010010101001 010101100010 1101010101 1111011101 10010010101 1111010111 0101001101 1111110001 110011100101 1011010101 1011111101 11010101011 0101011101 1101010101 1101110100 01010010101 0101010101 11010111010 11010101010 1111100011 1111110111 1111010101 1100110111 1101110101 0111010101 1101110101 0101010111 1111111111 0101111101 0101010101 1101011111 1001110101 0111010101 1100010111 1111010100 11011101010 1101010101 1111010001 0101010101 0101111101 0111001101 0101010101 1101010101 1001010101 0001110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 755
  • Average number of words per stanza: 134
  • Amount of lines: 342
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, and, as, her, their, not, his, of, what, if, ', who, it, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, the, now, when, there, their, what, how are repeated.

    The author used the same words they, but, what at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of The World In The Heart;
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