This is an analysis of the poem His Indian Love To Diogo Alvarez that begins with:

When thou stoodst amidst thy countrymen... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abab Xcde fffecf fbfb gcgcge acac dhdh iijjXddjj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,6,4,6,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 100100100 111011100 110111 11010101 110101 10100101010 110001 111011101 111100 111010101 110010111 1111101 11111100 1010111101 100101 1111100101 1011100101 111110101 1111110101 1010111001 01011111 1101100111 1010101 111110111 111110100 111011111 1110111 1111101101 011101 0100111111 010111 111100111 10100101 101011101001 10101110101 111110111 101111111 1011111001 1110110101 110111011 1101101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 176
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 43
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; like, no are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word when 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 is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word farewell 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 connects the lines.

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