This is an analysis of the poem God's Judgment On A Wicked Bishop that begins with:

The summer and autumn had been so wet,
That in winter the corn was growing yet,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb cccdd eecc ccbb ccdd eefX egff ddhh hhfX geeeX egiX eecc jjhh aacc iiaa cccc ddcc cccckkXjjhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,5,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101101011 1010011101 1010101101 01110101 10010101 100110101 1110100111 11010011 01000101 11101001001 010010101 110001101 1111110101 01110001 01110111 011111011 0101101111 111101111 101011101 111101111 11100011101 10011100100011 100100100101 110001101 0111001010 110010011 1111010100 11111111001 1101010101 0010111001 101010101 011111011 10111001001 1111101001 1101001001 101110110001 1011101110 010110100 11111110 1011101011 1010111001 0101111000 101011010100011 1001010100 011110111 10101101010 10101001001 111010101 110101101 101011111 11111101 11011101 110111101 1010010101 11011011001 10101111011 11110101 10100110101 11111001011 11110111 110101101 010111101 111001101011 11011111011 11011001001 101011001001 11010101 11011001011 110110101 010011111 10101010101 1101101011 11001011101 001101001101 001101001101 1111001011 1110110101 11110101 110101001 1101011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 19
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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, he, by, they, from are repeated.

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

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

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