This is an analysis of the poem The Troubadour. Canto 3 that begins with:

LAND of the olive and the vine,
The saint and soldier, sword and shrine!... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddaa ddeeeeaXaa bbaadddd aacceebbffgg eeddaabbddhhii jjeegg cckkdddddd ffaabl aacckkcciihhhhkk l aamnnniibb ccddooddddddgg pipiddgg cgcgnnqq ddffaaff bbbbddrr ccblkkddssddddff aabl qqoobb ddppffkkiiblddddooff ffggaabb cckkccjj ggddggffbXbbkkcc ddkk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,8,12,14,6,10,6,16,1,10,14,8,8,8,8,16,4,6,20,8,8,16,4,22,30,22,58,40,8,6,10,6,4,12,6,14,10,14,4,14,16,2,17,8,2,10,6,20,21,6,10,34,16,41,11,38,1,8,6,50,20,16,4,12,4,12,4,11,8,10,18,14,12,8,10,27,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
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  • Amount of stanzas: 78
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 461
  • Average number of words per stanza: 87
  • Amount of lines: 1023
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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, i, my, her, it, its, death, of, to, not, in, for, what, too, that, such, moorish, had, she are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, instant, and, so, i, all, of, another, as, but, in, my, her, to are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines tale is repeated).

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

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