This is an analysis of the poem The Mantle Of St. John De Matha. A Legend Of that begins with:

A STRONG and mighty Angel,
Calm, terrible, and bright,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdeXeafeXXghgacacfhbhhfiffdhdeahaXfjXXakXafkfealXXkaXhieiichcifafffefeelejcjcjdXdimimjckcelflifafXhihiefeXahaXede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 116,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111010 110011 01010111 010101 1101110 110101 1101110 010101 1001110 110101 11110101 010111 1111010 0010111 11110101 010001 01010110 011101 01110101 011101 1111010 110101 10101110 000111 1111010 010101 100101101 110111 1111010 010101 11011100 010111 1111010 111101 11010111 010101 1011010 111111 1101010 110101 1111010 110101 11010111 110001 1101110 010101 11010111 010101 1111010 110101 00110101 010101 1111010 1100101 01111101 111101 1111110 1111010 11011101 1101010 1101010 010101 11110101 010111 10101010 110101 01010101 0100001 1101010 111101 11010101 010101 0101010 111101 11010111 010101 0101010 010101 0111010 010101 0101110 010111 11010101 111111 11011100 111101 11010101 110011 0111010 111101 01010101 010101 0111010 010101 01000111 010101 110011100 111111 01010011 110001 1111110 010101 010101001 110111 0111010 100111 01111101 110001 1101010 110101 1111110 010101 1101010 011111 11010111 001100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3457
  • Average number of words per stanza: 653
  • Amount of lines: 116
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

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