This is an analysis of the poem Mithridates At Chios that begins with:

KNOW'ST thou, O slave-cursed land!
How, when the Chian's cup of guilt... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccbadXeeXdXfggfXbhaXhbXibXiXhaaaah
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 36,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 1101101 11010111 11000101 11010001 1001000101 0101111 11010101 01000101 1101011 0101011 10110000101 10011 010111001 11110001 1111011 10111110 0101110101 110101 00111101 01010111 110111010 11110101 010100111 111111 11010101 11000101 0110101 11010101 1111010100 110110 11010101 11110101 11010101 01010101 011101101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1324
  • Average number of words per stanza: 242
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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, and are repeated.

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