This is an analysis of the poem Anti-Thelyphthora. A Tale In Verse that begins with:

Airy del Castro was as bold a knight
As ever earned a lady's love in fight.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbccddccaaeeffggahhcceeccccceeaaccbbddaaiihhjjaaiijjddddkkllmmddhhjjddggllnnjjoohhXjjppqqXdmmooddjjbbhhnnaaoocceeooccddddccrrccbbXaannccddaahhaaeeddkkjjooddddnnhhdXddnnddddddeeiiiXddfXddoonnggoonnddhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 204,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1011011101 1101010101 1011110101 0101100001 0101110101 0101010001 1101000110 11010100010 01000101001 11010101001 01110101001 0101010101 01010111101 1101110101 0101010101 1101000101 1111001101 1011010101 1101001111 1101010101 1100101110101 1110010111 11001001101 01001010101 0101110001 0110010111 01000100101 1101001101 110101000010 1101110101 1111010101 1111010101 1101010101 11001100101 1101010101 11001110111 1111111101 1101111001 11010010011 1111111111 11001101001 1101010101 11110100111 0101010101 1011111101 11110111001 11010010101 1101010101 1101000101 0101001101 110101001 1101110101 1101010101 1101010001 1101110001 0101000101 11101100101 1101010101 1110110111 1101011101001 1111110101 11010100001 1101001101 1100011101 1111110101 0101010101 1101010101 1001010101 1101010101 0101111111 1101010101 11011011001 1101010101 11010101111 01010010101 01001000101 1101010001 1111110111 0100010111 1101110101 01001011101 110000101 1111010101 0101010101 0101010101 1111010101 1101110111 1101010101 0101110111 01001011010 10010000110 01001011101 11010111001 110010111100 1111010101 110100101001 110101001 011111001 1110010101 01011101001 11010101001 01110101001 1101011101 1000110001 0101010101 1110011101 1001110111 1101110101 11111100111 1001110001 1101001101 1101001101 0111010111 0101111101 0101010011 00101000111 1101001110101 0111110111 1101010001 1111110001 0101010001 110010011101 1101110101 1100111101 1101011101 1111001101 1111110101 1101010111 1111000111 1111100011 11001110101 0101110101 010011101001 1001011100 1101001101 1101011001 0111110101 1111010101 0101011001 1101010001 1101110001 01111100101 1100011111 1111110101 1101010101 1101011101 1101010001 0101110101 1110011001 0111100111 11010100101 0101010001 0101110101 1101010101 11010101001 11010010101 1101110001 11010011001 0101110011 0101111101 0111010101 1101010101 1101000101 1101010101 1101110101 11001010101 11011110011 1101111111 1101010111 1001100101 1101110101 1111010101 1111110001 001001110101 1101000101 1101011101 1101000101 110110100101 10010101001 1101111101 11110010101 1101100101 1111011101 1001110101 111110001 1101110101 1111011101 11010100111 1101010101 1101000101 0111010111 1100010001 1001010101 11001010101 1101010101 1101110001 01110001001 1101110101 1101001101 01010100101 11110111001 110000111001 1011010101 011111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 8909
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1596
  • Amount of lines: 204
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; in, her, his, of, and are repeated.

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

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