This is an analysis of the poem The Troubadour. Canto 1 that begins with:

CALL to mind your loveliest dream,--
When your sleep is lull'd by a mountain stream,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdddXccee bbccffgghhddiiaaiieebXcchhXaiiiiccXcjcjcffkkccbbllbbff llhhcckkmmhhmmXeee ffbbbbaaihhhiidaca ccbbbXkkffhlhlkkiibbcXneffllccbcbcaakkbbiieebbmm oollhhhhnnllllbbhhii ffhhff ppjjlljjhhXfhhqqeehhcceehh hhddhhbbffeeiihh hhkkkk bbkkeejjfrhhbb ffcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,54,18,18,48,20,6,26,16,6,14,4,46,6,6,6,29,12,4,33,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,16,10,8,6,12,14,6,6,10,8,10,4,12,28,16,23,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
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  • Amount of stanzas: 51
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 445
  • Average number of words per stanza: 83
  • Amount of lines: 627
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; your, of, its, and, pride, his, it, lord, on, her, in, so, to, as are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words when, its, the, and, but, he, then, she are repeated.

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

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  • central theme;
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