This is an analysis of the poem An Heroic Epistle Of Hudibras To His Lady that begins with:

I who was once as great as Caesar,
Am now reduc'd to Nebuchadnezzar;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabccdddeffgg bbddhhiiXfeXddXfeeaXjjkk ggiillffeeXeffkkggggfXmmXaggfXbXnnXfhhcciiooiieedeppppddaaeeppffeehhgXggppddggdeiiffmmeeppffggffppllfXddggXgaakkffiiXieeXiff ddggggeeggjjdebaiiddddeXiiggqq ppeeffaXiiiiXeiicchhXfdddeggXaaaggffddaadXll lliiXihhddffrr
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,24,124,30,44,36,40,24,25,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111110 1101010000 10110100 11010101 100101010 111101010 11111011 01110100 11000101 01010111 10011101 01010100 110111111 11110111 10101101 01110111 11011101 111111100 11110101 110100011 11010001 11000101 10000011 11011101 01010101 11010100 11010001 01010101 1111011110 011100101 01111101 01010101 111101010 1111100110 01011111 01110101 1110101110 111100010 001101010 010111010 01110001 111010101 11100011 01010101 10010001 01110001 11110111 01011101 11011100 01010001 00111101 0101101100 01010101 0101110001 11110011 01000111 10111101 11010101 11010101 01110101 11110101 11011111 111101010 111101010 011010111 11110101 11011101 101010101 01111101 110010101 11010001 100111101 11011101 11110101 11111101 11111101 1110100110 110111010 11110111 01110111 11011111 11111101 1100111101 01010101 11010101 11010111 11010111 11110101 11111001 110011101 01011100 010101001 11101111 01001001 010101010 010111110 01010001 01010111 11010100 11110101 10010101 11110101 01010101 111111010 01110111 11011101 110101110 01000101 11010101 01000101 11110111 01010101 11110110 110110110 111100110 111111010 110100111 11010100 11110101 01001111 110101101 11010111 11000101 010111001 10001101 010110011 11001101 11010001 11110100 11110111 11110011 11000101 11010001 01110011 10110001 010011100 11010101 01010101 11111111 111010111 11111111 11010101 11010001 11000111 11110100 11010001 1111101010 110100110 110101110 010100010 010100101 11110001 01010111 01010001 1111110100 110101010 01101001 110011101 110100100 11110101 11010111 11011101 11111101 11001100 10110101 11010110 101011101 11011111 11110111 011100101 11110111 11111111 111110111 11000101 01010111 01100100 11011101 1101010100 11000111 01110111 01010111 11111001 11110011 11001101 11010001 01111100 01011101 111011101 100010111 10010101 11010001 01010101 01000111 101010101 11010101 01010001 110110111 10000111 11100110 101011110 10010101 11010101 11100001 10100111 11110101 01111011 11010001 111000111 11110111 100100010 11011101 10110011 11110110 01101100 11010101 11111101 11010101 111011101 11110101 11010101 110101100 100111110 011101010 010111110 11111111 11010101 11101100 011110101 11110001 11010111 110111010 110100010 10110101 01011010 11111101 11010001 010101101 11000101 11011101 11010111 11100111 10011001 110111111 11010101 01011101 11001100 01110111 11110001 110011110 0110101010 01110111 1110101101 11010101 111010100 11011101 01010111 110101001 11110111 01011101 010001101 111101110 110111110 110100010 111111010 01110011 11010101 110101010 011101010 110111011 11110001 11110100 11010111 11010111 11100101 11110101 11110011 11111101 11110001 11010111 10110110 11010001 11010111 11110111 111111011 11000101 11010101 11110101 01011100 11011101 110100101 01011111 11110111 010101010 110111010 11010101 11010001 11010001 01010010 00110101 11001110 11110111 101111100 11110100 11110100 101101010 100001010 11010101 11010101 11110111 1110001 11011111 011010011 01111101 110000011 11111101 11011101 11111111 11010111 11110010 101110111 11010101 11010101 10110110 01011111 111111010 011111010 10110101 11010111 11111111 11010111 11010111 101010111 11111111 101010101 11010101 11010111 010100010 0111100010 110101010 0101101110 01011101 11010001 11000101 10010001 11000101 01010101 01011111 11010100 01011100 10010101 11000101 0101101110 110101110 010111010 11010101 11011101 11001101 010011101 01010001 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 230
  • Amount of lines: 360
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; as, it, and, to, you, his, by, their, i, nor, of, for, men, he, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words that, and, nor are repeated.

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

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