This is an analysis of the poem The Campaign, A Poem, To His Grace The Duke Of Marlborough that begins with:

While crowds of princes your deserts proclaim,
Proud in their number to enrol your name; ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddee ffggggffXg ffcceeehbb bbiihhiibX eecciihhff eejjbbbbcc eeiiiXbcdd bbbbiibbgg iijjhhiicc ccffeebbdX ffbbgggggg ffggbbggii bbbbhhiihh cckkiihhbc hhiillddmm Xehhaaeeii iieeccggii Xebbiibbff ffggbbbbgg iieeccccbb bbbbggXiff ffbbccjjgg iXffeeggbb iX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,9,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,11,9,18,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
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1111010101 1101010101 1101110101 1001110101 10001010101 1001011101 1111100101 1101111101 1111111001 1011111101 1111110111 01010010101 10110111001 0101110101 0101010101 1101000101 11110010111 1001010101 0101010101 0101010101 0101010101 0101010101 01001010001 1101010101 1111010101 0101010101 110110101001 11011101001 11110010001 1001110101 1101010101 0101010101 0111110101 10010010101 1011011101 1101000101 1100010101 0101010101 01110101111 11010011001 11100110101 1101001111 01010010111 101010101 01010100101 1101010101 1101110111 1101001101 1111010101 1001011110 0101010101 1101010101 0101010101 0101010111 10010010101 1001011101 11011101001 10010010111 1011110101 1101000101 110100100101 1101110101 0101010101 1001001110101 01010010110 10010010001 0101011111 1001011101 1101010001 1101000101 1101010101 0101000101 0100101111 0101010101 1011001101 1111110101 1101100101 1001110101 1001010101 0101010101 11010101001 1010010101 1010110110 1101011101 1111111101 0101111101 01111100101 1001010001 0101100101 0101110101 1001110101 1101000101 1101010010 01010101001 1111010101 11010001001 1101100010 10011110001 0100111101 01010110101 1101000101 0101010101 111010001001 11010001001 0101110101 010010100101 0001010111 10011000101 01000100111 1101011101 00010010101 0101011001 1101110101 11010001001 1011010101 0101000110 1011100101 0100110001 1111011101 0111010101 1101010101 1101010101 1101110101 0101111101 111100011000 1011010101 1011010101 1101000101 1101110110 1001110001 11010010101 0101010101 1111011101 11100010101 0101001101 1010010101 11100100111 0101010111 11001000101 01001110101 0110010110 1101010101 1101000101 1101010001 100111101001 10110110001 1101001101 10010101001 1001010101 0101000101 1101000101 1010100101 1001010101 01110011101 1101010101 1111010111 01011101001 1101100101 1011000101 0101010101 110010101 0101001101 01011100101 1101010101 1110010101 0101010101 10111010101 1101000101 0101110101 0101010111 01010100101 1011000101 1001001101 1111010111 101111001001 1101010001 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  • Amount of stanzas: 48
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 454
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 476
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; and, of, their, in, thy, his, that, each, or, to, by are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words he, like, the, each, or, no are repeated.

    The author used the same words the, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines fight is repeated).

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