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

I. The King of Cuckooz
THE King of Cuckooz Contrey ...

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXabbXbcdbdcefeagbggdXdXgggchfhifXffjXjafffgcec bbXXbbXcfbeegeegbaebbXbbbgXXXXihXakibffcghX giibbaaeXeeaaccddiiXXeeff beeXacabekeebXbXfbbbXXXlblbXddXXdiiffbbaXcc XXmXmchchbibilmlmehehngng
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 49,43,25,43,25,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 101010 0101010 110110 01001100 010101 01010100 110101 11011100 010101 1011010 111001 11010101 010011 11011001 110101 11010101 110101 11010101 1101001 110101010 010100 1011111 0101001 1110010 110101 1111010 111101 10011100 111111 1001110 110111 11111101 111101 0111010 1100101 11010100 110101 1101010 110011 1101010 011101 10010111 111001 10110101 011101 11111101 110111 11110111 010101 11 11110101 010011010010 11010010100 11 1100111001 010101100 1111000111 1111110101 01100010011 1111110101 11010000101 1100101101 010110111 0101110101 1101111101 1101011101 110101 1111 1011010101 1011001111 11010111001 10110010101 1101011101 0101110001 1101111110 1110110 100 010111011100 1000101001000 1101011111 0111011111 110100100 01010100111 01010110011 10011110100 111000110 1011010111 01010011101 1001110111 1111010101 01110010111 10010000100 111 11011101 01010101 11000101 100110011 101100101 01010101 01110101 110010100 01011101 10111 01011101 01111101 11010111 11011101 11011111 110010101 11011101 01010101 10011111 11011000 11111110 11010100 11010001 11011101 11 111111 011101 11110011000 11001010101 100101110101 11010101001 1101010 1100101 1101111001 010101 10010101 110101 11001010000 010101 110001010 01010111 11001110011 1111010101 11010101 10111101 1001010000 1101000100 11000101111 10010111010 10110001 01110111110 111101010 111101011 11110101 11111101010 0010101000 101000011 111100010001 1010001000101 111101010101 101000111 11001001001 01001001001 11001011011 10101001111 1011110010010 11110100010 010 10010101 11010101 10111010 10110111 110011101 11010111 11111101 11010101 111001001 11011101 11010101 110100111 11011111 00110001 11110001 11111111 11111101 01010111 11011101 11011101 01011101 111111001 10010001 1101010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1333
  • Average number of words per stanza: 226
  • Amount of lines: 185
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as, of, those, not, wheel, and, men, that are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words post, the, those, then, men, old, and are repeated.

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  • summary of The Atlas;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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