This is an analysis of the poem Alexander And Phillip that begins with:

HE stood by the river's side
A conqueror and a king,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaabcbcdd ddddaa efefgg hchcii ijijkk lhlhdd mcmXnn ocockk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110101 0100101 110101 01011 1010101001 1010100101 10101101 1010111 11001101 1111001 1010110101 11011111 010111 10100101 1110101 1100101 111011111 1110110101 1101001 0010101 010101 10110101 100101101 10011101 1001101 111101 110011 1010111 1010100101 10111111 1100101 100010010 11110111 111101110 11110111 111100111 1010101 10010101 110101 1110101 110110111 1011001001 11011101 1101001 1111111011 01110100 0110111111 10111101 1101001 00101001 10111011 1110101 1111001011 111101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 231
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 54
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; and, his, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, he, was are repeated.

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  • summary of Alexander And Phillip;
  • central theme;
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