This is an analysis of the poem Hudibras, Part I (Excerpts) that begins with:

THE ARGUMENT OF THE FIRST CANTOSir Hudibras his passing worth,
The manner how he sallied forth; ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeffgXhhffiX hhdjhhkkcXelmmkkmXbbcckklXkknnkkkkooffXcXhhhhhkhel ffhhkXllcclebXoo XXppddffeennkklebbbbXcllkkqqkkbbrrleee mmcckkdX mmaagXoo kkiiccbbllXdggddcXcchhcchXllXkhhbbhhlekkhhmmcccckkmm kkookkbbdjllbbbbhheellXfddookkggoobbdjqqeebXkXll X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,50,16,38,8,8,52,48,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01000011001000101 01011101 01110011 01010101 1010001110 011110010 11010111 11111111 11110011 11010101 11011111 11010111 110011111 1101001100 110100010 011101010 110101010 110101001 101101010 111101000 011111011 010110011 11010101 01011100 11111111 11001101 100101110 101011110 110110010 111111011 10111101 11011111 1110010010 110101110 11110101 10101111 110111010 110011010 01011101 01011101 11111101 11110101 11001101 11010001 01111111 11111100 11011101 01010001 11010101 11011111 11111111 111010100 11010101 11110101 01110111 11110101 01111111 11000111 110111100 100101010 1010111010 010101110 11010101 01011111 11011111 01010101 11110101 01111101 11010111 110010101 110100110 010101010 11010101 01111111 11011101 10111110 11010111 01000111 11010011 11011011 01110001010 110101111 110110110 11010000 1011001 01110111 11001111 01111101 11110011 111000111 111110011 11111001 11010111 11111101 11010001 11010101 01010101 01000111 01000101 1110101 01010101 01111100 110111110 110101110 011101001 101111101 11111101 1111100010 11000101 01010011 01110011 10011101 11000111 11011111 11111101 11010111 11011111 11010101 110101110 010011010 11010011 01010101 11011101 11111101 010101110 110111010 11110101 11010101 01111101 01110101 1101110111 01111100 0111010100 1111011110 100010101 110110101 110101011 1101110100 11110001 11111111 11110111 11010111 11010111 11010111 01010111 11111111 11010111 111011111 11011101 11110110 11001100 01001101 11010101 11010101 11111111 11000111 010100110 11111000 01010100 1110101 10110001 11110101 11111111 11010101 11110001 10011000 11110111 11010001 100100110 01110001 11010001 11010101 10010111 01011101 11110111 11110101 11010101 11010101 111101110 010111010 11010101 10010001 10010100 11110100 010001010 111101000 10010101 11011111 100101110 11100010 010111110 111111010 10010011 01010101 11010011 11101101 01011111 00011100 11111101 01010111 01110101 01000100 11110101 11000111 1101111010 010101010 11110101 11010101 100100010 110110010 01110101 01010100 01010110 11011101 11011100 11011101 10111101 01110011 101111010 110111110 11011100 10110111 01111001 11110101 10111101 01010101 11000101 00010111 10111001 11111100 100111010 111101110 11110101 11010101 1010001010 110001110 01111110 01110111 100100110 1111000010
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 975
  • Average number of words per stanza: 169
  • Amount of lines: 241
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; his, as, and, had, it are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines 'em, it, to are repeated).

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

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  • summary of Hudibras, Part I (Excerpts);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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