This is an analysis of the poem The Human Sacrifice that begins with:

I.
FAR from his close and noisome cell,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbbcdedefgfgfafahhiihhXgggbbggiicchjhjjkkgghehegiXgXjgjgejjeiiiiXlXdhdhhggmmhccffbbiihhnnagigiiihhoXljljggfppfpfiXeeiififlliinncceejjmmiiggiiappoooppccccqqgjjgafafajajdfdoXhXXhbgjgjdhdhbbXaahfoX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 196,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 10011101 11011101 110111101 11111101 011001 01010101 01010111 01010111 011001001 11010111 11011101 11010101 11010111 01110101 010101101 11011111 110100111 11001111 11010111 1101111 01010111 11010101 01010111 1 11111111 00110101 101010101 110101101 11110101 110011101 011101100 01010101 10110101 01011101 010111011 0100111 01000101 11110101 11110111 110011101 11000111 010011001 110011101 10110111 01110101 01110101 11010101 11010101 111101010 11110101 00110111 0111010010 1 11010111 11011101 11011111 011111 11100111 11011101 1001000001 01011111 01011101 01010101 10010111 010111001 10010101 11000101 1 11010101 01010101 00100101 00110101 110010111 10010111 10110101 11110101 01011101 01011111 110011101 010000101 01010100 01011101 01010111 0101100101 11011111 11010101 11010101 10110111 01000101 10001101001 1 01011111 01011111 110110101 11010001 11110101 11000101 01010011 100100111 100010111 01100100 11011101 11000101 01010011 01000101 011011001 11011101 01100101 01010111 01001101 10111101 11110101 001101001 11010111 110101100 01010101 00010011 10011101 01110101 01011101 10010001 11010101 01011101 11010101 11010101 11011101 110010101 11010101 11000011 110110101 11010101 11110101 10100101 10110101 11010111 01001001 10010101 01010101 01010101 01010101 11001101 11010101 1 11110101 10110101 01111101 0111100 10110001 11010101 010101001 11010111 010010111 10110101 11110100 01001101 11111111 11010001 01000101 01110100 011101 11011101 10110101 11010101 01010111 11011101 10111111 11010111 10010101 10011111 010100101 11111101 01011101 1 1101111 0110101 0101110010 11010101 0111001001 11010101 01011001 10010100 111011101 11000101 11010101 110010101 11000101 11010101 00111101 1100110 11010101 11011101 110101 01111001 010101101 110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 6646
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1191
  • Amount of lines: 196
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, he, his, of, new are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, in, and, the, its, new are repeated.

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