This is an analysis of the poem Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto Iii that begins with:

THE ARGUMENT
The Knight and squire's prodigious Flight... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a aaaabbcc XbddeeffbbggbXXbhhbbaaeeaahhiiaa jjaaaahXXX aakkffddddaahhXdffaaaaddhhddllgg ddaaeeccddeeaaeemmeeddaaffaaaannbbXhXjhhkk cc XcaaddaaaaeeoXee kkeedaffXacpaa eeXh aaeeaapkiX ddeekkddhhqqaakkddrreefbffjjeeaaaajjffrXjjee jjXbffbXeeXsbXaaaaaXeeeeXfbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,32,10,32,42,2,16,14,4,10,44,100,66,58,8,44,10,12,12,60,44,12,42,32,28,3,35,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
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  • Amount of stanzas: 29
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 961
  • Average number of words per stanza: 175
  • Amount of lines: 797
  • 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; to, see, his, he, and, your, you, as, of, her, their, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and, he, to, but, as, or, i are repeated.

    The author used the same words the, what, quoth at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases you, fear connect the lines.

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