This is an analysis of the poem Jesus Before Pilate that begins with:

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In Pilate's hall, by scornful Pharisees... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X Xaabcddcaeeaff X gccgcccceabeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,1,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 01001110100 0101111101 0101000101 01010100101 01110100111 010010010101 0101010101 0101010101 11110111001 0100111101 0111110011 01001000101 1101110101 111101010001 1 1111010011 11001010111 1001011101 0110000101 0101010101 1111010101 0111010101 1011110101 10001010101 01010001001 1110011101 1101111111 11010011101 110101011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 306
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; of, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word thy is repeated.

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