This is an analysis of the poem The Description Of Tyburn that begins with:

I Have heard sundry men oft times dispute
Of trees, that in one year will twice bear fruit. ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeffggaahhbbeehhiXddjjddcccfkkeeaaaaiijjllhhbbmmddccjjllmmbbnnllddeXaaddeeeeaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 86,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1111011101 0110110111 1001110101 1101111101 1101110011 1101010001 011111111 0111010001 11010110010 11011100010 0101010100 1101000100 0111111010 101101111110 1101011001 1111011101 0111011100 110111110 10011101001 0101111111 0100010011 1101110100 11011100010 01010101110 1101011101 0101011100 1011111101 01010111101 11110101011 1011001100 0100010111 1101011111 0101011111 0110010100 11010100011 01110101000 1101010111 1010010101 0111010001 0101000111 11011101010 11111100010 0100111100 0101010001 1111000101 1110010101 1101011111 0101010101 1101111111 0101001101 1111111101 1101011111 0001010011 1111010111 0101011101 0101010101 0111110101 1001010111 1101111111 1111001101 1101001101 0101000101 11011101010 11010101110 1101010111 1111011101 1101001011 0100010101 11010101110 011111011010 1101010101 0101010100 0111110011 1101110101 01110111110 01010101110 110101011 1101110100 1111010101 1110110101 1101011101 1111010111 1101011100 0101010010 1101000111 1111001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3762
  • Average number of words per stanza: 678
  • Amount of lines: 86
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; that, it, no, and, all, like are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, it are repeated.

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