This is an analysis of the poem Reciprocal Kindness The Primary Law Of Nature that begins with:

Androcles, from his injured lord, in dread
Of instant death, to Lybia's desert fled,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeaaaaaaffaagghhiijjffbbiiXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 36,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1000010101 0101010101 10001011101 1111010101 11110010101 1100010101 1101010101 0101010101 1001010101 0101010111 0100110101 11010101001 1101110101 0101110001 0111110101 1111010101 0111011111 0101100101 1101011101 1101100101 1101110101 11010101001 1101111101 1110110111 1111010101 0011001001 1101010001 100101100001 11110001001 0101010101 1101010001 1101010101 10010000101 1111011101 10010010111 1100111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1578
  • Average number of words per stanza: 277
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • 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; and, he, his are repeated.

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

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