This is an analysis of the poem Heroic Stanzas that begins with:

Consecrated to the Glorious Memory of His
Most Serene and Renowned Highness, Oliver,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXX X cdcd X efef X dgXg X haha X ibXj X ghgg X gkgk X kiki X dgdg X gggg X jaja X igXg X chch X egeg X iiii X jjjj X ahah X gigi X Xhlh X Ximi X fgfg X gmgm X cici X cgcg X lhlh X dcdc X cdcd X hihi X cjcj X iiii X gaga X mhmh X fmfm X efef X cici X ad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10100010010000 10110110100 11010001011100 10100101000100 1 1111111001 1101111001 1101011101 0111010101 1 1111110001 1001010101 1111110001 1101010101 1 10011111000 1111010101 1100010100 1111010011 1 11110111001 1100111101 1101011111 1101001111 1 1111011101 0101110100 10011101010 1101110011 1 0011010101 1111110111 1111110101 1111011101 1 1111010001 1011101101 1101010111 0011010101 1 1011010001 1001010111 11110100101 1101110001 1 1101010101 1111110101 1111111101 1111111101 1 1101011001 11110101110 1011100101 01110111010 1 1101110001 1110010101 0101100101 1011011101 1 1101011101 1101110111 11011101100 0101110001 1 1110010111 1111100101 1101010101 1011010011 1 1101010101 1111010101 011111010011 1101000101 1 0111011011 1111010101 10010100101 1100110101 1 1101010111 1111010101 1001110001 0101110101 1 01010100011 11001001101 1111100101 0101011001 1 1111111101 1011001101 11010100101 0111000101 1 1101000111 11000110001 1101010101 1101110111 1 11110001001 1101110111 0101001101 1111011101 1 01010110001 1111000101 11001001101 1111000101 1 10101011101 1111010001 1111110111 11110111001 1 1101010101 1010101101 0101011011 11001000101 1 1101110001 1111010101 01001010101 1101100101 1 1011011101 0101001111 1101010101 1101000111 1 1111010001 1101000111 1101010001 1001110001 1 1101010111 0111010001 0101010101 1110011101 1 00101110111 11110010101 1101000111 00111110101 1 1111000100 1100110101 0101010101 1111010101 1 1101010001 1101010101 11001011101 1111010011 1 1001110101 1101110101 1101111001 1111110111 1 1111110101 0101010101 1101010101 1011001101 1 1111010111 1111010101 1110011101 1001110111 1 0101001101 1101010101 1111101101 0101010101 1 1101010101 11010101001 11110010101 0101001101 1 1101110101 1101110101 1111011001 11110011111 1 0100010111 0101010101 1101100101 1100110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 75
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 89
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 190
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; of, to, our, his, in are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word his is repeated.

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