This is an analysis of the poem The Love Of The World Reproved: Or, Hypocrisy Detected that begins with:

Thus says the prophet of the Turk;
Good musselman, abstain from pork!... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbbccddeee ffeegghh eeffffiijjeeiibb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,8,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010001 01000101 100101001 11110001 1110001010 110101010 110001001 11110111 11010101 11010101 11111101 11111101 11010101 11010101 11010101 11110001 11100101 11011101 11000101 110101001 10001101 11110101 11111101 01010101 11010101 11110001 01110111 11110111 11110001 11010101 11010101 011101110 111101010 11010111 11011111 010011110 110101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 431
  • Average number of words per stanza: 78
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • 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; and is repeated.

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