This is an analysis of the poem Celts And Saxons that begins with:

We hate the Saxon and the Dane,
We hate the Norman men-...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaaBab cdcdcece cfcffgfX fgfgeeee agXgXaXa ffffhcXc fafaciciXhfhfaBab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010101 110101 11111111 110101 1111011 0101001 11111111 111111 11111111 110101 11011111 101101 01110111 1001111 01011111 010111 110111001 111011 110111001 110101 01010111 110111 11010111 100101 110011101 110101 11110011 1100101 110101001 110100 11110111 010100 1101010 010111 1101100 010011 10101010 1010101 101010100 0010011 11000101 010111 1100111001 101101 10011101 010111 111100100 010101 11111101 110111 11000011 010111 11111101 010101 11001101 110101 11111101 110101 010101001 1001111 1111011 0101001 11111111 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; we, or, in, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word we at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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