This is an analysis of the poem Annus Memorabilis : Written In Commemoration Of His Majesty's Happy Recovery that begins with:

I ransack'd for a theme of song,
Much ancient chronicle, and long;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeeeccffggeeXXcchhiifffjjeecciiiikkffXcffcchhbbbbffccllbbeeccff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 71,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 11010011 11010101 01010111 01110111 10010101 11010101 11110001 11111101 010111001 01010101 11011101 11011101 11010001 10100001 11010111 110101010 0101110010 11111101 11100101 11010110 010010101 11011101 10100101 11010001 11110011 110010101 11011101 01110001 010010101 01000101 001010110 1110111 11010101 11011101 11010101 110101001 01011111 01010001 110101101 11000101 11010111 01010101 01000101 11110101 11110110 11110101 11111101 110010101 11010101 00111101 11110101 11010001 11000101 11100001 110100101 11110101 01110111 01110001 01110001 10010101 11000101 10111111 01000101 11110101 01111101 11011101 11010001 00110101 11010111 100101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2455
  • Average number of words per stanza: 443
  • Amount of lines: 71
  • 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; of, thy are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines d is repeated).

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  • summary of Annus Memorabilis : Written In Commemoration Of His Majesty's Happy Recovery;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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