This is an analysis of the poem On The Prospect Of Peace that begins with:

______ Sacerdos
Fronde super mitram, & felici comptus oliva. ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXX a bbccddeeeeaaffeeddgg aaeeggee hh eeiibbjjdd eekk i Xceeccccddccddkkdddd eehhjjddddddeeeeggll hhddhhXdgg eejjccddaa ddXhllccii eXlleeeebbeeddggeeaa mmjjeeccee eellnneejj hhddeeeennddddXmeegg ccddlleedd ddeeddddee eccaaggXXe eddddccffk kggddggbbjjXj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,1,20,8,2,10,4,1,20,20,10,10,10,20,10,10,20,10,10,10,10,20,10,10,10,11,20,10,10,20,10,6,4,10,10,10,10,9,10,19,11,7,43,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 100 1101010010010 1 001101 0101110111 1000100101 1111011001 010011101001 0101010111 1101010101 1101110101 1111000101 01011100011 11010010101 1111010101 11011011001 1111010101 1101011111 1101001101 0111000101 0101010101 0101111101 0101010001 11010111011 0111111101 11010100101 1111000101 11011010101 1111010101 111010010101 1011010101 1101010101 1101110101 0111010111 1101011101 0101010111 11010100101 0101010101 01011101001 11011010101 1100010111 0101011101 11010011101 1101110101 0101001101 1101000101 11011100101 1101010101 101001 01010101100 1101010101 1111010101 1011010101 01010011101 11001110101 1101000101 10011100101 01010101001 1111110101 1101010101 1101011101 01010100101 0001110101 1101010101 1111010111 1001010101 1101011101 11011100101 1101010011 0111001111 11010010101 10111110001 0111110101 11101110101 1101010001 0101010101 11110111001 11100111101 11001000101 0111010101 11111111001 1011110101 1101011101 01011100101 1101011101 010100101001 0101110001 11010101001 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0111101101 1101010001 11010010101 0111010101 1110010101 1101110101 10101010101 11010000101 0111110101 1101000101 10101010101 0101011001 01010101001 0101010101 0101010111 1101010101 01001010101 0101010101 1111010101 100110001001 01110100101 1101110101 110010100101 0101110101 0101010101 0101011101 1001010101 01010101001 0101110101 100010100101 1101110101 1101011110 1101010110 11110010101 1101010101 01010111001 0101110001001 1101110101 1101010101 1101101101 01110110101 1101001111 0101010001 11010101001 0111011101 1011010111 1101001011 10111011101 0101000111 0111010101 110010100101 0101100101 11001010101 01010101001 1111110101 11110011110 110100110001 1101110001 1101111101 01001011101 1111100101 110101100101 11010101001 110111100101 1101010101 1101111101 0101010101 1011010101 11010100101 11001010111 1101000111 1101000101 010011100101 1100110101 1101010101 11010101001 01110100101 1101110111 1101110001 1101000101 1101110101 01001110101 11011100101 0101110101 1101110101 11000100101 1101010101 1101110101 1101110101 1001110101 1101010110 0111010111 1101010101 11001011111 10101101101 1101010101 0101011101 1101010001 0101010101 1111000101 0101010101 0101100101 0111110101 1101110101 1101111001 1101011001 1101010101 1101100101 1111110101 11010110101 01010010111 0101010101 1001101101 11000101001 0101110101 1111010101 100110010111 11010101001 11111111110 1111010111 1011011101 0101011101 1101010101 1101010101 0101111101 1111010011 0101111111 1101011101 1111110101 1111011001 11011111011 10011011111 111100101010 1111111101 1111011111 1101010101 0101010101 1101010101 1100110111 0101000101 1101100101 1101000101 1101110101 1101110101 10111101101 1101110101 1011111101 1111010101 11110100101 01011101001 11000100111 10010101001 1101011001 11110010101 0101011101 1101011111 11010101001 11010000101 11011100101 1101010101 1001010101 1101001101 0101010101 11110101001 1101010110 1101110101 0101010101 1101110101 10110001100 1101010011 1101010111 0111010101 1111011011 110011101001 0111110101 1101010111 01110010101 1110010101 1011110101 1101010111 1011110101 01110111001 11010011001 11010101110 1111011101 11011101001 1101011101 0101011111 11001011101 1111110111 1111011001 1111010111 1101010101 0101110101 11001010101 1101110111 01001111101 1111010011 11010011101 0111111101 1101010101 1011111001 01001010101 0101001011 0101010001 0100111111 1111010101 0111010101 1101011001 0101010101 11010100101 1101010101 1001001101 1111010101 0101010101 1111110101 01101110101 0101010101 1101010101 1101010101 01010010101 0101010101 10011111001 11010101001 11110110101 01110100101 1111011101 0111001101 1111011101 1101001101 10111101101 11110111001 0101110111 0111011101 1101000101 1010010111 1011000101 1111011001 1111010101 1111010110 1101011111 0111111101 110110101001 1101110001 1101110101 0101011001 1011110101 0101100101 11110010101 1101010101 1111000101 0101010101 1101001101 1011010111 11010101001 10110100101 0101110101 1101010101 1011010101 11101011101 0101110101 01111101001 1101010101 0111110101 1101110101 0101000101 01001010101 11010110101 010111001 0101010101 0101010101 1101010111 0101110101 010010100101 1111010111 10011000101 1101010001 1101111001 01011101001 01110011001 01010010101 0101010111 01011100101 0101111101 1101000101 0101111101 1101010101 1101011110 11010100101 1111010101 0011001101 11111101100 11110101001 0101110101 1111010101 11001111101 1101011001 1101010101 1101110101 1010011110 0111011101 1101110101 1101111001 1101110101 1111010101 1111010111 0101000101 1001010001 1111010101 1011010111 1101110001 0101010101 1101010101 1111110101 0101010101 1101010101 1111010101 010101111 0101010101 1101011101 1111010101 1011011101 11010101001 100010100101 1101011101 1101010101 1101010101 0101011001 1101111101 1011011111 1101010110 110011101001 0101010101 1101111001 1101010101 1111010101 0101110001 111101010001 0111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 44
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 540
  • Average number of words per stanza: 90
  • Amount of lines: 516
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; of, and, to, by, whom, his, on, her, their, he, in, with, thy, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words now, on, to, the, where, here, her, his, and, shall are repeated.

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

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