This is an analysis of the poem The Kings Prophecie that begins with:

What Stoick could his steely brest containe
(If Zeno self, or who were made beside ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaXb cdcdXX efeXgg fbXXhh aXXXii fXfXgg fjfjkk Xajaib dXdgaa adaXXX XXlfaa fXfXXf bXbkXa fbfbXX XjXjkk XiXijX XfXfll bmXmaf gagaXX XkXknj XgXgll abaXbX ldXdfX ckXkaa ffffia hXhjff ahahXf hcXiXX bjXjdd XXXiaa fafacc gXgXii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111010110 0101110101 0101010101 0011000101 11100110010 0101100101 110111111 1001010101 1101010101 0101011101 0101111111 1111001101 11111111010 0111010101 10011101010 1111011010 110110101 1111010011 1110111101 111001011 110101011 1111000101 101101111 1011111101 1111010001 1101111110 010111111 110100110 11110010101 101101001001 11110110001 1001011111 1100110101 1101010101 11110011101 1101010101 1011010011 0101001101 1101100101 10010010011 1001011111 1010101101 1111010101 1001011101 101101111 0101001101 11010111001 0111010101 1101010101 111011110 1111110101 1100110101 01110111101 11111101101 1011110011 1111011101 1011110101 111111010 111111101 110110111 101101100 101110110 11110001001 110101101 10010101001 1101010101 11111100101 1110110101 101111101 001101010 1111000110 111111111 1111010101 01011001010 0101110101 110111111 11011111100 10110011110 1111110111 110100111 11010101011 1101010111 11111110 111011111 111011101 0111011101 0101001110 110110101 111010101 11010110101 110110101100 1111010101 1101101011 1111010101 1101011111 11010010 1011011010 11011101011 10010011010 111101001 010101101 1101010101 0011001101 1101001101 1111010110 110110111 101110101 010110110 1111110111 11111101001 1101111001 111110101 110111111 11111111 111111011 111111101 11110111010 0101101101 11111111110 10110001101 110111010 111111101 0101110101 1100010011 1101010101 1100110101 1001010111 11010101001 0101110101 1101111101 101010101 11010111 1111010101 0101010101 110110001 1111010111 1111010100 100101010 1101010101 1101110101 1101100101 1101010011 1111011101 1100111101 010101011 1111011101 110101101 111101101 1111011101 1101010001 0101001101 10110101 11001000101 101110101 111011001 101011101 11001100101 1001011100 1111010101 1101011101 1001010110 1101110011 1101110101 1001110101 1001010101 10010011011 100110111 1101111100 1101110101 1111010111 0011011010 0101011111 01111010101 0101110101 1111100101 01110101010 1001010111 0101010101 1110000111 100110101 1101001011 0100011111 111010001 0101111111 1101010101 1101111101 1111011111 10001011101 111100101 01110011111 10010011001 1001011101 11110111111 1101110101 100111110 00110101 1101110011 010101111 1101011111 1011110011 111111011 1111010111 0100110010 100100111 1111100101 1111011111 111011110 1100010101 1101011101 1011000101 1101110110 1101110001 0101111001 11111110010 11110110110 100101101010 11110101001 10001011010 1111110101 110111101010 01011010101 110101010 0101011101 1101111111 110111010 11011111001 010101101 0101010111 1100010110 0101010101 1111011110 111010101 1111101101 1110010110 1101010110 1101010101 1111111101 110101111 1101111101 1011110101 1101010111 10011111001 1011010101 1001011111 11101011 1001101101 101011001 11010011101 110111111 100100010 111111011 0101111001 1101011101 0101110101 1001101010 11011111011 1101011101 0101010111 1101111101 0001011110 1001000101 1101100101 1101010111 1110010101 1111010101 110001011 1100010111 1101111110 1011001101 1101010011 1110010101 101101110 010101011001 0111101001 111110111 1110111101 01010010101 110111011 0100111101 1111110101 1101011101 100110011 1111010011 0101110100 1101110111 010111011 0111011011 1001010010 0101111011 1101011101 1111000101 01010101001 0110010111 0110110100 1111011101 010101001010 111110101 11111101010 010010011111 0101001010 1111111101 111110111 1111100101 1111010101 1111010101 1001110111 111111101 0100100111 1001110101 101101101 1101011101 1111000101 1001110111 1101110001 1011011101 1111110001 111010111 0101010011 1101111101 10111101101 1101011011 111101111 1111110101 1110110100 1101010101 1101101101 0101010101 110100111 1111011111 0111010101 0101110010 0101011101 1111111111 010101101 0111010011 1101010111 1101011110 101111101 0111011101 1011110100 1011011011 101101011 1111010111 1101111101 110111011 1101011111 11110111101 1111011101 111111110 0111001110 1001001101 111111101 11110110 1101111101 11010100100 011110010 10111011 110101110001 1110101101 100100110 111111111 011010111 1111011011 01011010111 0111011101 1011010001 1101110101 111111111 101011101 0111110101 0111100101 1101010111 011110101 1011111111 0111001110 11110010111 111111111 1111111101 110101011 0101010111 110110111 1111011101 0101011101 111100111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 64
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 268
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 447
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; at, to, their, of, i, or, his, and, her, thy, by, one are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words nor, and, still, so, or, his, heire are repeated.

    The author used the same words for, nor at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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