This is an analysis of the poem Meeting Of Janak And Dasa-Ratha that begins with:

On Ayodhya's tower and turret now the golden morning woke,
Dasa-ratha girt by courtiers thus to wise Sumantra spoke:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc dd cc ee cX bb ee cc ff dd cc Xe XX bb gg fX ee dd dd ee hh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1100101101010101 1010111001011001 101001100110101 101010101110101 1110010101011101 100110101011101 1110100101011101 001001101011101 101011001010101 100101001010101 100000101000001 111111000100111 1001101001110101 101011101010111 011110101010101 1001010100111101 111011101111001 1000100101010101 1001001110100111 101010100010111 111110101110111 111010101010101 101100101110101 1011101011101001 100011001010101 1010010101010101 111011101110100 001110101010111 101110101010101 1010101010101011 1011100101010101 101010101010101 110010101110101 111011101111001 110001010100100101 11101110011100111 101110101010111 100010101010101 101011001000111 101011101010110 1001010101001101 101111001010101 101010101010111 1001010101010101 1100101101110101 111010101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 46
  • Average number of symbols per line: 61 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, and, of, in, to, royal are repeated.

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

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

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