This is an analysis of the poem Hermann And Dorothea - Vi. Klio that begins with:

THE AGE.
WHEN the pastor ask'd the foreign magistrate questions,...

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbdcefghebhihjkaha chXcclcbcbbfciedbcfc XbcXmnXhbgccbekjdegohbfpoX fmgXfgXccihhhdX fjbnkXhb fXbbidbdfhfXkkXkhibbhhhohXfcoX cemmebcbX cmoifhddjXdcfmcbeihXfdihddXhXgXi bciihfmX cXfkbhfckX ogpidchjhcelX eccb jX jbX fhibdX fkkjXcgmcXgecX ffpeXedckgaaXdXago
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,19,20,26,15,8,30,9,32,8,10,13,4,2,3,6,14,31,24,23,4,9,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01 1010101010110 1010110110111110 1010111111110 1111010010011010 101100111011010 1101101110110010 110101001110110 10101110010010 111001010111010 1010010010100010 1111001111011010 110101001010010 10110101110010 011101110110010 1011001110011101 11111001011010 01011101110010 11110010010011011 0111011010110110 111011011010010 1001001011010110 100111101010010 11100111110010 1011010010010110 100101011010011 101011110111010 10101011010110 00100101010110 1010010110010010 101001001010010 10010010010011110 10111010111010 10111010011110011 11100110010111 1001010011010110 1110011011010011 11110111101001 1001011011010110 1110011111110010 1010110011010010 1001001010010010 1110110110010111 1011011110110100 10010010010110111 10100100101001110 1111011110011011 1001001110010010 101101110010010 1101001001110110 11010110011010010 100110101011010 1001001011010010 1010010011110010 10110011110110100 101001101111011 111011110101010 110111010010011 10100111111110 1110110011110011 101011001111010 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1111011010011010 101001111110010 111011110111110 01010011111011010 10010011010010010 1001101011010010 001011010111010 101100101010110 101010111010011 111111111011100 101011010010111 101001011010011 1110011010010010 111010010010010 100101100101010111 11110011110100100 101010010111011 1001011110010111 11111111011110 1010010010011110 110101011001111 10010011010010010 1111111011011010 111110101010010 110100110101110100 101001010010010 11110010110110110 1011011110010010 1111101001010011 100111101001010 111111101010010 101111010011010 10010110101111101 101001110010110 101101101001010 1010010100011010 101011011010110 1111001010011111 10010110011110010 111011111010110 101010011010010 100111001111110 1001001111011011 111111111110010 111010010010111 110101110110010 1011111010011 1111111111111 10110111010111010 1011001111101010 11110101010010 11010110010110101 101111011010010 1010010110010110 1011111110010 11100111011110 11110101110011 11010111011010010 11011110011010010 1011111111100011 100110101110110 10010110011111010 1101101001110110 11110101010110 1101101011101011 11110011010111010 1111001011010110 111111010011010 111010011010110 1111101010110110 1010010011010010 10010100010010010 111000010011110 1110110010110110 11110101010010 101001110010011 11110011010010010 000101110010010 11010111010010010 101101001011101 10010110010010010 101100101110010 111001101110010 1001011011010010 11010110111010110 01010010110010110 1011011010110010 10110110010011010 101010010010111 11010111010111 101011010110010 111101011011011 101111010010010 1011011101010011 110101110011110 1111101111010010 10111110010010 11111010110011010 11011010011010110 1111000110001110 01110010011111010 10010010011111011 0011111010010110 11111111110010 110111101111010 111011001110011 11110111110011 10110110010010010 1111111010010 1111011111011011 1001101111011010 100101111110010 10010111011011111 111011110110011 111111010010010 100101101010010 101001011010010 1110101010111 1101001011110111 11101111010011 101001011010111 111001110010010 110110110110011 1010101110010 1111101010010 110101010110110 101100110111110 1011101001110010 1010101011110 101001011111010 100100101010010 10110101011010 1010100111010100 10111001011011 1110111011011 1010111111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 871
  • Average number of words per stanza: 159
  • Amount of lines: 317
  • Average number of symbols per line: 62 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, of, and, with, by, he, in, their, you, i, how, her, she, it, to, they, him, your, then, me, for are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words when, and, no, do, that are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines her, it are 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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