This is an analysis of the poem Michael Robartes And The Dancer that begins with:

He. Opinion is not worth a rush;
In this altar-piece the knight, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcbcbdede f ghghi h ihjbkb kc XjelmlmebebX fj fj b bbbkdkdgngXn
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,1,5,1,6,2,12,2,2,1,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001101 0010101 11011101 11010101 1010101 01110101 110010101 11011111 100100101 11110101 01010101 11010111 111110 1101 11011101 01110111 11101101 11101101 1111111010 111010101 111111010 01010100 010001101 110011101 11010101 1111100100 1101 11100 11010100 01010111 10011111 11110001 11110111 110101011 01010101 11011011 101010001 111101001 10110 11111 101100010 1010100111 110110110 111010001 1111000111 01000101 11111010 111100101 101000100 11100101 010100101 01001111 10110101 100011101 1111100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 159
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 55
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and, that are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word body at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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