This is an analysis of the poem Eclogue The Second Hassan that begins with:

SCENE, the Desert TIME, Mid-day
10 In silent horror o'er the desert-waste ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbccddaaeeffAAddggff ccaaeeddAAddccffaaddhhddddAAee bbbbffaaAAiiddccddAAffddffjjaXffjXXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,30,37,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1010111 101010100101 0100100101 1101010111 1011010101 0101010001 0101010101 0101110101 1101111111 0101110101 1101110101 1010010101001 1111011101 11010110101 1101011111 1101100101 0111010111 1010111101 1101010101 1101010101 1111110101 11101001111 0111011101 11101010101 1111010101 0111010101 1111110101 1101110111 111101110101 11010110101 1101011111 11001110101 1101010101 0101110101 1101010101 11011100101 01001011101 1111011101 1111010111 1111010101 1111110001 11111111101 01010111001 110010100101 0101010101 1111110001 1101001101 11010110101 1101011111 1111110111 11011000101 11001000111 1001110101 1101110101 10110000101 11011100101 1111010001 0101010111 1011110011 11010110101 1101011111 111110010111 0101110111 1111010101 1101000101 1101010101 0101110101 1111011111 1101110101 11010110101 1101011111 11101111111 0101000101 11111101001 1111011111 1101111101 1101010101 11111100101 1110110101 11001110111 1101111111 1111000101 1001111111 1111010101 0111011101 11111100101 1101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1001
  • Average number of words per stanza: 182
  • Amount of lines: 87
  • 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; his, and, or, i, they are repeated.

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