This is an analysis of the poem The Character And Speech Of Cosroes The Mede: An Improvement Of The Squire's Tale Of Chaucer. that begins with:

Meanwhile between the princes rose debate,
About the wond'rous steed the Syrian brought,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcbcXa dddXacacdd ddddbabaae dfdfdfdfgg heheididcc bdbdajajaa ikikXibiaa lilibabacX aiaiahahmm bnbnamamii bmbmmimXee mimiififiX obokmimigg gdgdiiiibb icicdddddd lclcddddaa dadahmhmiXXalaldidiaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,21,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010101 01010101001 1001010101 0101010101 1110000101 1001010101 1101010101 1111010101 1111010010 100111010101 1001010101 1101110001 1110010001 0101111111 01001111001 0101000111 1011000101 11001110101 11010101001 010101000101 01001010101 1001010101 1001011101 11010011001 0101010101 10101001101 0101010001 1101110101 01011010010 1001111110101 1111010101 10101111101 1101000101 100110101 11111100101 0101010000 1101010101 1101010101 10101010101 1100001110101 11010100101 0101000101 1001010101 1101010001 10010101010 1101010101 100111000010 0101000111 0101110101 010101110001 1101010101 10001010111 1111011101 1101000101 11100100101 0101010001 1101010101 1101010101 1101010001 10011110101 11010010111 01000100010 0101010001 110100001010 010101110010 11011101001 1011010111 1101000101 1101011101 100110010001 01001110101 0100010101 0101010101 1101001101 1101111001 1101110101 1111011001 0101110101 11000111001 1101001010110 0101110111 01010010101 1101010101 0101001101 1011000101 0111111001 11110110111 1101010101 1110010001 110101110111 1101000101 10111000101 1101010101 1100010101 11010101 1101011101 1111010101 10110010101 1111010101 010101010101 1001000101 11010010001 0101010101 1011010001 01011100101 0101010101 0101110001 100110100110 1101100101 010101110101 1101011101 11000100101 1101110101 1101010101 0101011101 1101010101 0101010111 1111010101 1101100101 1011010100110 10111100001 1101010101 1101010101 01010111010 10011001101 1101010101 1101001001 10010101001 1001010101 1001001110001 11011001001 11010001001 0111000101 1110010101 0111110101 1101010101 10101110101 1101000101 1011000101 011000110101 1101010101 1100110101 11010100001 1101010101 10010010101 01010111001 0101010101 0101010111 10110010101 110101110101 1101010101 0101010101 01010111001 1101110101 11010010101 0101010101 1101010011 11011010001 1001010101 1101010110101 1101110111 0101110101 0101111011 1111011101 1111010101 1101100101 1011000101 1001000101 0101010101 11001001011101 11010101001 1011010001 1101010001 11110111001 10010110101 0101010101 1101010101 1101000101 0101010101 110101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 439
  • Average number of words per stanza: 75
  • Amount of lines: 180
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, his, of, or, he, thy are repeated.

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

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

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

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