This is an analysis of the poem Santa Christina that begins with:

At Tiro, in her father's tower,
The young Cristina had her bower,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeffddgghhdd iiXiiXjkddlXddmmiibbffddddccffiidXi iffddiijjiiXXbbhhnXffiiXdcchhjjnniillggiiXlleekjfXiXhX ddiiiXjjggiiggiicccaooddlliiooffXXooddooiieX iiiddXdaallbX ddXiiiiicceeddffiillffiifffffffccooddoojjXnhheeccddooggccbbccddiii jXllnXiieeXXccccd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,35,54,44,13,66,49,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110001010 010101010 1011001 1110101 10010101 1010101 1111111 1010011 1010101 1010101 1010101 0011101 1111101 10000101 1011100 001001001 1110101 1011001 11010101 10110001 10100101 1010001 1010110 1010111 10010111 11110111 1010001 1000100 1010011 1010101 01010101 1111111 10010101 11011101 0010101 01000101 1011111 1010011 1000101 01000111 11010001 10010101 01010111 01010101 1010101 01010010 11011101 01010101 01010101 1110101 1000101 1011101 100101111 01010100 01110101 1010101 10010101 1000101 11010101 1011101 11010001 0110001 1010101 11010101 11111101 01001111 1110101 11001010 11000111 11110101 01110111 11010001 11110101 111101010 01010101 00100101 1010111 0010101 1111101 11010101 1000101 10111001 1011101 1110101 1011111 1010101 0010101 11011001 1111111 1110101 1001111 11010101 1111101 1111111 1110111 1110101 11101110 11011101 1111011 1111011 11010100 1011100 1011101 11010100 11011101 1010101 1010011 10101001 010100010 1110101 1110101 10100101 10101001 1010101 01010100 1110101 01110101 101011010 10111010 1010101 1001101 0110111 00101001 1010101 11110101 10010101 0011111 1110111 100100010 1010101 11010111 11011111 01010101 00011111 01010111 1010101 1010101 1010111 1011101 10110001 10011001 1010101 1011011 01110011 11010001 101100111 0010101 1010101 1010111 0010101 1100101 1110101 01000100 10001101 10010101 1110101 1010101 00100101 1010101 0011111 111000010 0101001010 1111111 1010111 1110101 110100010 1111101 1110101 1011110 1011111 1110101 1010101 101001010 01101110 1011101 1010101 0111101 1110101 0011101 110010101 1000101 11011101 1010101 10010111 1010101 10100001 01010101 1010101 1010101 1010101 1010111 0010111 1000101 0110111 100011 1111111 1110110 1010111 011100101 01010101 1010101 1010001 1010101 1011101 1110101 1111101 11000101 10001000 11110101 0011101 0110100 1110101 11001101 1010111 1010101 1111101 1010101 0011101 1011101 1110101 1010101 1111011 10101001 11001101 1011101 1010101 1010101 11110101 1010111 1010101 1011011 01001101 1010101 1110100 1010101 0011111 11111101 11100100 10100111 1110101 1011101 11011101 1110101 01110011 1011111 1110001 1110111 1011101 1010101 01010101 1011101 1110101 1110101 1110101 1010101 1010101 1010101 1010101 1110101 10010010 101100101 01011101 11011101 110010111 11110111 11010111 0110111 11010101 1110101 100110101 0010001 1101001 1111001 1011101 1110111 1010101 01110101 1111101 1010101 11010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1129
  • Average number of words per stanza: 204
  • Amount of lines: 280
  • 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; her, and, thy are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The author used the same word when at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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