This is an analysis of the poem A Ballad Of The Scottsysshe Kyne that begins with:

Kynge Jamy, Jomy your joye is all go.
Ye summoned our kynge. Why dyde ye so?... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXbXXXXcXXXcbbddXXeXXXXfXfXXXXeXXeeXXcXXXXcggXXdXXaXXXXXXhhXXiiffffgXjj jX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 73,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101011011 110111111 01110110 0101111001 010100010 1111110100 01100100100 11101110 111101100 111110001 110101001 1110111 001100011 11011101 010111110 1101011110 11110101 1111101101 111100100 11111100 1111111110 110011100 010101000 1101001100 1011010 011001101 111011011 10111111 11110010 1100100 11000100 11111010 10110101 11101001 101111100 1011000001 11111111 10010010 11000111 1010010010 1000101010 10111101 1101101 1110000101 11111001 110101101 10101111 111011001 111111011 1101001100101 10100110110 11111101 11101111 110111010 1011010 0010101111 1010001111 01011111 10010101 110101111 1001110011 00110111010 111110010 111101101 0110111111 001100111 010000101 110100110 11111101 0101100010 011100101 1111010101 1101110101 01111011110 11001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1400
  • Average number of words per stanza: 264
  • Amount of lines: 75
  • 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; kynge, ye, to, your, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, ye, his are repeated.

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