This is an analysis of the poem The Testament Of Cressida (Excerpt) that begins with:

...
Thus chydand with her drerie destenye,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabaacc dXdXXXX XXeXfaX XXXXagg XXXXXXh bXbiiXX hXXXjdd XkXXkXX lXlXXXX XXcXbXa aXXXXfX XXXXXfX XXfXXfX meXXXaa XbXbXgX XmXmmnn aaXXaXX mXXhXjX XXXXXjX bXbXXXX XXmXXXj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 0,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11000110 1011011101 1101111101 1110111101 1101011111 1110010110001 0110111011 10110100111 1100110011 0101110011 11100101010 1111110111 11011011101 1001001110 1101010100 101010110 110011101 1001010100 011110100 100111011 01101000101 11101110110 1111111011 110101101010 01101011010 1011101011 101110111 101011101011 1011111101 1011010001 1110111011 1110111111 1111000101 0110110010 01101001010 1101100111 11101111110 0100110110 1110000100 10100010100 11100011110 0101101100 11011101101 1101010011 011011110 1110111010 0101010101 01110110101 11000111101 1111100 0110110111 1101110110 1001010111 1101111111 10011011001 1111111011 0101010111 0110101000 00101100111 110101011 1110111100 11000101100 10111100100 100101001110111 11011110000 1001010110111 1100010110 10101001011 1011111101 1011111001 10110010111 01010111100 101101101 100111100100 1101111110 1100110111 1011011110 1011111100 110101100 1100110100 11010101011 1111110000 1001101100 111011110 10101111100 101101000 0110100101 111101100 110101100 1100010100 111011110 10001111101 101111101101 1111101110 10111011110 11010111001 1011111111 1111110001 10011011000 1011001111 10010111000 1100111001 1101111111 10101110101 111111101000 10011010111 1101011100 1011011110 0101010001 1111011100 1111010111 1011101101 10101100101 101001011 011011010111 0111011011 110111111 111100110110 01010110110 1010111111 101011010 001100101111 1111011001 110110010 010100111 1010011110 1011111100 11011000 111100110 1111111011 1110010111 1011110111 11101101100 1111110101 111111000 11011110111 010100100010 10110100101 10100100100 1001110110 111000011 111101100 010110101 111101100 101101100 0110111110 1101110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 21
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 317
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 148
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, thy, to, in, his, ane, ye, quhome, als, my, i, he are repeated.

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

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

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

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  • summary of The Testament Of Cressida (Excerpt);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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