This is an analysis of the poem He Fell Among Thieves that begins with:
‘Ye have robb’d,’ said he, ‘ye have slaughter’d and made an end,
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaaa bcbc dede eeee fafa gaga hihi jhjh kfkf lala llllXhclhl
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,10,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1111111101111 11111011001 10110111111 111111 11011100111 1110110100111 11101111011001 1111111 11010010101 110100101001 11100101001 1101001 101100100111 001101101001 101101110101 101111 11010110101 010010010101 110101001001 101101 11011010101 0111011101 0101010101 010111 110111011 01001101101011 01011011001 011101 1101101101 011010101011 010111101001 0110101 1101011001 1101001101001 110100101001 110111 11011111101 1100110101 11010010111 0100111 11010111001 011111001001 11110101011 110101 110011100111 111111011 011 1001010111 101011
- Amount of stanzas: 12
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 174
- Average number of words per stanza: 34
- Amount of lines: 49
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- 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; ye, and, he, his are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, he, the, and 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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