This is an analysis of the poem The Troubadour. Canto 2 that begins with:

THE first, the very first; oh! none
Can feel again as they have done;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXcc cc dXeeffggcchhii hh hXeehhaaaaffbb eeffhh ccggjjaabbjj hhhhdX kkggaahhaX jjllllaacchh hhccmmbbbbhhffbb aahheeaaaabbkkcc hhbbhhamamaaggnn c ccaa bbaa ffcc ccaa llhh aaii aajj jjcc jjff gghhaa jjhhbbooaacacajjhhhhjjcc hhXaXchhaahh jpaajjjjhhjj ffbbm
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,2,14,2,14,6,12,6,10,12,16,16,16,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,6,24,12,12,8,16,12,10,6,18,8,8,8,8,2,28,36,22,4,1,4,4,4,4,10,6,8,16,16,6,10,9,1,4,18,14,14,10,8,15,12,8,10,14,8,14,28,12,4,16,8,8,12,4,10,30,24,20,6,22,10,10,6,24,8,12,20,8,8,4,12,10,14,26,12,16,18,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
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  • Amount of stanzas: 118
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 373
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 1225
  • 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; in, of, and, to, that, his, so, i, my, as, many, first, her, thy, from, one, such, there, their, he, our are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words when, the, so, a, your, i, and, look, his, many, enough, she, one, of, can, all, while, he are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase shame connects the lines.

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