This is an analysis of the poem The Wind And The Whirlwind that begins with:

I have a thing to say. But how to say it?
I have a cause to plead. But to what ears?... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbXb bccc bded eeee efgf gbeb hded Xdid gddd bbcb jbcb bkjk ceee leme chgh dnXn Aece bdXd nfbf Xgho bdnd bege dala dene mdXd hded Adjd bece bjbj ecXc bpbp nqnq brpr brbX bobg nses bnbn bbXb brer cdbd adld bbbb cdld Xdbd brbr esjs lbbb dheh cdnd baba XoeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010111010 1101011011 11110111000 0111010101 111101000010 0101110111 01011110010 0101010001 11110100110 0101010100 101010100010 1011110111 10010110110 1111010111 01011101010 01110111001 11011111110 0111010111 01010101010 0101010111 1001000101010 1001101111 11110011110 1101001101 11111011010 1101111101 01010101110 1001011101 01010101001 1001010001 11110111010 1111010101 11110101110 1111011111 00111011110 0101000111 011101001110 10110101001 11000100110 1101010111 11010101010 1101011101 10010100110 1101110111 01110101010 0111001111 11110111110 1011010101 01110100110 1101010101 10111100110 1111010111 01011111010 0011100101 11011001010 1011111101 111101000010 0101001101 01011101110 1101010101 11111101001 1001110111 010100011000 01011110011 11010111010 1001011101 01111011110 1011010101 10010001010 0111011011 10010101010 1011000111 110101000100 10110101011 01011101010 0101001101 10010111010 1101010100 010100101010 1011011101 10010011110 1101110101 11011111010 11010011001 10110101010 1111011101 10011111010 1001001101 01110111010 1011010001 010001101010 1101010111 11010011011 0111110001 11010100010 1111011101 10011101010 1001010001 11010101000 1101111101 10110111110 1111110011 100110111010 1101110011 11010111010 1001010001 11010101010 0101010101 01011110010 1111010101 11010101010 1011110111 01000100110 0101011001 11010101010 1100011101 11010001010 1101110101 11111101100 1101010101 10110100110 1101010001 11010101010 0111010101 10111100110 1001110001 11110101010 0111011111 01110110010 1001010011 01111110011 0111110101 11110101010 1011110011 11010101110 1011110011 10011101110 1111010011 11001111110 1011111100 01010001110 0111011101 01010011010 0111110001 111010101010 1111110111 01111101110 1001010111 01101100110 1011110011 10010100100 0101010000 01110011010 0101010101 11110111010 1001011101 01010111010 0101010011 01011100110 1001011001 11000101010 0111010101 111101000110 1011110111 111010101010 1101010101 01010011110 0101010101 01110101110 1011010101 10010111010 0101010101 01110101110 1111110111 010101001010 1101000101 11011101110 1100110011 01101101010 0101010111 01100101010 1101011111 11001011110 1111000111 01000100010 0101111111 10111111110 0100110101 11111101110 1111010101 01011101010 1111010011 01001111010 0101001111 11010100110 1111010111 11010100010 1111010101 11110100110 1101010101 10010101100 1011110111 01000010010 1101111110 11010111010 1111010001 01110101010 0111010001 01010011010 1101110010 11000110010 1101110101 1111000101 0111011111 01000110110 0111000111 11001100110 1011110111 11110101110 1101110001 01111111110 0111011101 11110111110 1111010101 11010011010 0101011101 111101000100 1111011100 11010100010 0101011011 11010111010 0011110101 101100101010 01100001101 11011001110 0101111101 01010001110 11000111111 11011100110 11001110011 01110001110 1111000101 110110001010 1111110111 01010110100 0101011001 11000111100 1111101110 11010111110 0101001101 011101111100 0101011101 110001001010 1111011011 11011111110 1111011101 11110101110 1101110111 01110100110 0100011011 11111111011 1101010101 11110111100 1110010001 11011100010 1111111101 11101101011 110001100001 11010111010 11010101001 10010111110 0100110101 01010111010 0101011111 11111101011 1111010001 11101111110 0011010111 11011111010 1101000101 01010101010 1100110001 11000101010 11011000101 11110100110 1101010101 11010111010 0100100011 11110111111 1111110111 11010101010 1110110101 11101101100 0111010100 11101111010 1110111111 11110100110 1101110011 01010101010 1101010101 11100101011 1110010011 11010100011 1111010101 11100100110 1111001101 11110100110 1111000101 11111111111 1101011011 11111100100 1111111011 11111100010 1011110111 111111010010 0001010100 11000111010 1100011101 10110110110 1101111111 11001100110 1111010101 01011100110 11011100111 11110111100 1111000101 11110110110 1111010101 11010111010 0100110111 11010011110 1101110101 11011101111 1101111111 11110101010 0011111101 11000101110 1101001111 11010101110 1111001111 11110111011 1101100111 11111100010 1101000111 01010110110 1011111111 01110111010 1101111011 11010101110 0101011111 11110011110 1101010101 010011110010 1101011100 01000101010 1011010111 11010111010 1101111111 11110100010 1111010101 11110011010 1111010111 10111110110 1101011111 110010101110 1111010101 11010110110 1110010101 11110001010 0001110111 01010101010 1001110001 11110011110 0111011111 11111100010 1101011111 01000111111 1111111001 11110111010 1011011111 11101111010 1101010011 10110101010 1001000101 11010111010 01010111001 11100110010 0101110101 01000101010 0101010011 10010100110 0100110100 11110100010 1111010111 11011101110 1111010101 11111110110 1101010001 010001010100 111111101 11010101010 0101001111 11010101010 0111110011 11100100110 1101110001 010001110110 1110010101 11111111110 1001111101 11110111111 1101011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 103
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 184
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 412
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, i, of, in, who, not, their, it, men, and, his, her, that, our, with, which, your, you, '', they, for, him, oh, thou, hast, thy, be, hear, me are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, of, to, and, 'tis, it, the, this, which, their, they, his, no, oh, thou, she, yours are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases friends, you connect the lines.

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