This is an analysis of the poem The Brus Book 20 that begins with:

King Robert in Northumberland]
Sone eftre that the erle Thomas ...

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abXXcXddeXccffXXXgccffXXcc g XXXfaXcceehXfXiXjXggkklXXgcXggXXcccXff g ccXhaaccffXicXccbaffXXXXXfXdffabccffhXabXhdXXXXfggXchh m XiXdXXcXfXXXXXhhXXhXXXiiaaXinnfXXc o aXXXXngXcXggXXcXoXXmXXXdXiXXXbXcXXXXdXXmXXXlXcX b XXXXXXpgXaXXXXXXXXnkXXXXiXlcXaXiicXXaii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,26,1,38,1,54,1,34,1,47,1,49,1,60,1,57,1,35,1,50,1,50,2,78,1,22,1,30,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001000 11101010 11011001 01100101 11111101 101111001 11010101 01010111 1011011 11101111 10101110 01110111 110111001 111001111 101001111 11101100 10011100 01111001 10111111 10011111 111011101 1011111 11111011 01011000 1101011 101110011 111010101 01010 10111100 10101010 11000100 110101111 100011111 01100111 110001111 11100101 110100101 1101011 101100110 11111110 11111101 111101110 1110011 11100100 11011101 110001101 111010111 1110101 10110111 11011111 101011010 111101101 1101110 11110101 11010111 11000110 11011101001 10101101 10110101 11011111 01011001 100110101 111101010 1111101 111110111 11010101 010001110 1011010001 01011001 11110100 101010110 110011010 11011010 10011001 100001100 10101111 11111101 101011000 10110110 100011011 1111100 11011111 1110110101 110010101 010101010 10100101 11110011 110110100 1101101 011011 0110011 10110110 101011101 0111100 111111011 1111111 11001101 110001110 1101011 01011111 1101100101 01111101 10110111 111110110 110111100 101010110 1011001 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111101001 1100110111 01000111 110100011 10110111 01010111 1010110011 10100111 0101101010 10010110 11011100 1010111101 101010010 1101100 01111101 110011011 11111010101 111100011 01101001 111101011 11111110 1111010101 11110111 110001101 0100010110 10010111 1110101101 10111011 10010001 11100111 11100111 1110001111 111001010 0111101 10111101 1110111 1111110111 101111001 10111101 11001000111 101001010 111001011 1010100101101 11011010 11101001 11111011 1011100100 1001110011 111001110 11010101 11111110 10111011 1111111111 11111100 01100110 10011111 11101000 11010110111 11110011 01010100 11011011 100100011 1110111111 11110111 11110111 1010110110 10111111 11011111101 11110110 11101111 110001101 11110111 1011101111 111001110 11010101 11010101 101011010 11011101011 1101101001 01110111 11000011 10111111 1110111011 1101101 11111101 11111111 1101111001 1110111111 010111101 11101111 11101101 01010101 11101101101 1011001010100 01010100 110011110 111111011 11111011 1111001 1101101011 101111111 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  • Amount of stanzas: 28
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 805
  • Average number of words per stanza: 155
  • Amount of lines: 645
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; and, that, off, his, thar, he, thai, him, our, had, mony, all, war, with, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, that are repeated.

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

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