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In the prologue to the Masnavi Rumi hailed Love and its sweet madness that heals all infirmities, and he exhorted the reader to burst the bonds to...

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b c c dceefgehXhX e c idgjgidgeX f gacheXX e c X b g XjcXacccjaecX aXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,11,1,1,10,1,7,1,1,1,1,1,13,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00100010010111011011101001101001001010101100100100101101011010100101011011111010110100100011011010101011010010100011110100101011010010101011010011000110100101110010000100001001001010000100110011011110100010110111001010100100101101001110101011010010101000101101001001110101101011101011110111010101101 1010111100111111011010010110000100101101111001001110101101011100010101100110010110101001111011111010101010010011101101100101011101011001101011010101000110010101101010011001010010011011001010010101110101010011101110011010010011010101011010011111110010010100011100101010010100101100010110101 1010110000101010100111110110010011010010010111000100100110110000110111010010111001011101001011010101001110101010101110001010101001011010100101001001010101001000100101001010101001101101011010010110110110101011010101010 1011111101101010001000110010110000101010010100011111101011101101010010101010101101010001011101001100100100111101111100101100100110 00101001000100 0100001101110 100110010000100 11001100010000100 11000100000100 11010000100001010 110100010000100 111001101100 001001010001010 1110001101100 0010010001110010011 01110010110101000101001001011101111111010010110111011001111111111001100110111010110101111100101101010100011111111010010010010101101010100011100100101100001111011010101011101011101010011111001110100101011000101010001010110110110101001010110100100001010101110100100110010010 1011100011001010011101010101001011001010110110010101010010100010101010100011011001010011001100100010001000101001000010100010010 11101001010101 1110111011100 111110010101 111110011110 111101101 01110010101 01111010101110 1101110001001 11101101011010 101010110111100 101010100110111101111011101010101101001010101011010011010011101101101000111010001010010111001000100111110101101010001000010100011001010110101101001110 11110110111 1101010111 010101110100 11111111010 0100001010101 010001011101 010001010110 101011111011001000110010111101110111110110101010101110100111010110010011001100101010010101010101011110101001010110100101010011100101101010010010001 001100100100101001001011111101010001010000110010110101010101001001010010010110101011110110101001100100001001010101101010100101010101001011101010100101001001100100100101000100101010101011110010101101101010010101001001001010010010010110100100110101111011100100101000010001110101010110010101011011010110100100010001011111111011111010101010010 1001011101011110001101001011001010101010010111001111011010101010110001010101110111010001110011011101101111010011011100100101000011100101010101101110100111101111010001010001111011010100100100101011011011100010000101001010110100100001100110010010101010100100101100101100100010100110111010001000100101001010110101101110001000010101110001001000101 0001010010010101000110101010110111010111010100100111111010100010101001100110100001010001001100101101010111111100100000111000100111010010101100110101010100101111011100101111001100111110111110001011011111101101001111001010100111110011100110101111011010101101011111111010101011011010011001111011011010110101010101001010110 10111100100110101100100101110101001101101100100001011010001011011101011011010110110110101011011011001000101001001010101000100100101111 100010101010111100 11011100010001 101010110100 10010110111 010110101110101001011 111111 1111001101110111 1101011111011100 111000100111 1100001001 1101011 01001101110 110010011010 10010101011010110001011111010001101011011101111010101110001101010011101010110010111100111101101100101011 100101001001001110010011110011110000010011110100110111101010111001001011101001101010010101101010111010010001111010100000111101010101111011110010110011010101101110101011111001011010110111010011001111011000100011010011101011010100101010101010010100110101010111110101001010111100010111011010101011000100111111001111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 801
  • Average number of words per stanza: 143
  • Amount of lines: 55
  • Average number of symbols per line: 262 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 47
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, in, to, god, but, that, rumi, not, all, with, love, by, one, human, being, their, for, from, lion, cause, as, be, second, free, who, heart, so, his, he, mirror, first, defilement, they, elephant, them, i, died, you, chain, it, reason, have, people, faith, yourself, without, mirrors, there, if, can, true, than, prayer, evil, fault, done, greed, should, like, friend, no, how, veils are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words their, and, i, it, rumi are repeated.

    The author used the same word rumi 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 veils is repeated).

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