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

[English harshness to prisoners]
In Rawchryne leve we now the king ...

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bXcXXXXdXXXXeXXXafccXXXXXcggbbhXccXfXihXggcXjjXXXdXXbbXXdd k XhXXcXXlXXhciXXmXcXXggXXXXXXcXXXhXXXggXXiikkXlXXXXXXXmXXkkggXgXXXXXXmXXeXgkkXXXXnXeeggXXXXXXXXXeccXX c ccXXXXXXXXXggXkkXXfXXmXXccXXXcXXchXgXhXXnnccgXccmXXXcXlXXXXcggXXXXXXdXXXiXXXbbookkaXXXXXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,58,1,100,1,177,1,48,71,1,64,1,66,2,28,2,56,1,108,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
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  • Amount of stanzas: 19
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1434
  • Average number of words per stanza: 274
  • Amount of lines: 787
  • 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; sa, off, he, als, and, that, sum, had, thai, thaim, sua, wes, ', in, i, sall, hyr, said, to, his, on, thar, with, weill, till, him, ye are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words in, the, and, that, as, he 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.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase till connects the lines.

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