This is an analysis of the poem Alphonso Of Castile that begins with:

I Alphonso live and learn,
Seeing nature go astern.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbccccddaaeeccXX aaffXbcghhii eeggaaddjXjjXhhhcgaa ddffkkffcgii XgggXahhddllccccmmll
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,12,20,12,20,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111 1010110 10100101 1010111 110111 1011101 10010111 0000101 1111101 1011001 1110101 1011101 1010111 1010101 1110101 1110001 11100110 1010100 1011111 10111111 01000100 01000100 10101000 10101010 1011101 110101001 01110101 01010101 11010101 010010101 11010111 11010111 11010101 11010101 10010101 11010111 01010111 11010101 010100101 1110111 1000101 1010101 0110010 1011111 1110101 11110101 11010101 11111101 01110101 1010001 111101110 11100110 11101010 11101110 111010010 10101010 1110100 11010100 11101010 11001010 11011011 111101001 111111000 1110101 1110001 1110101 11011010100 11001101 1010101 1010100 1111001 1111001 1011101 0010111 10111000 0010111 11010111 11010101 11110001 01010101 111101001 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 527
  • Average number of words per stanza: 95
  • Amount of lines: 82
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, his are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Alphonso Of Castile;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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