This is an analysis of the poem Boadicea. An Ode that begins with:

When the British warrior queen,
Bleeding from the Roman rods, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd bbbb efef egeg bhbh bebe ijij bXbX eieiXeiei
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101001 1000101 1010101 1000101 1010101 1010101 10010111 1011101 100111 1011101 1010101 1010011 1110111 0011111 1010101 1010101 11100101 1010101 1011101 1010101 1010101 1000101 1111101 1000101 10100101 0010011 1010101 1010101 101101 1010011 1010101 1010011 1010101 10001010 1011101 0011101 1010111 1000101 1010111 1010101 1010011 10010101 10001101 1110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in is repeated.

    The author used the same word rome at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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