This is an analysis of the poem The Harp Of Hoel that begins with:

It was a high and holy sight,
When Baldwin and his train,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaab cdXcd eceec ccccc cdccd fdffD agaXg hbhhb cdccd Xiaai jkjjk kdkkD gcggc lgllg kiXkX ahaah bibbi hadda cbccb lkllk cfccf idiid cfccf KbKKB kakka g CGCGll dldlakakll lcllc kikki bcbbc aiaai kakkX X Xcbbc hchhc mcmmc ccccc ggggg hbdhb ahaah ikiik fhff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,1,6,10,5,5,5,5,5,1,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,4,4,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,4,5,5,5,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01011101 110101 01110101 11010101 010101 11010101 010001 01011110 11010101 010101 01111101 110101 11110101 11110101 010101 11110101 011101 01011101 0110100101 1010111 01011011 110101 1100101 01010101 110001 11000101 111101 11011101 11111101 0100101 110010101 100101 11110100 111010101 110111 110010101 010101 11011100 11110101 111101 10110101 100101 01010111 10110111 011100 111101100 11101 11010101 111010101 1110101 11110101 10111 10010111 11010011 110111 11111101 010101 11010101 11011101 0100101 11010111 101111 11010101 11110101 101111 00111101 100101 1101101 11110101 111101 11110101 0010111 10010101 01111101 10100111 10100111 1001010 11010101 110100101 1011010 11011111 1110101 0100110101 1010110101 0100101 01110101 1110101 11011101 11111001 1101101 11010101 111101 11101111 1110110101 11001001 11110101 111111 11011101 01110111 001101 111100101 110101 11111101 11010001 1101101 1110111 0011111 10011111 01110111 111101 1111111 110111 11110101 01000101 110111 110101111 110101 011111111 011110101 111100 11011111 111101 10111111 111111001 111001 01 111001001 11101001 01111011 01011001 11011001001 111011101011 111101001 101001011 101111011 011011001 11011001 101001101 01011011 11001001 1010011001001 111011101011 11111101 1010101 11100101 10010101 110111 010110101 1010101 1111010101 11001111001 0111101 1111101001 011101 11010101 01010101 110101 001011111 010101 011100101 110101001 110101 1001010101 101101 111010101 01101101101 1011101 11 110101100 010101 01010101 11010101 010101 11010101 010101 11110001 11010101 010101 110011101 011101 11010101 110000101 011101 01010101 011001 10110101 10110101 110101 11111101 110111 01110001 11110111 1100101 11110101 100111 11011101 110010111 1101001 11000101 001111 01010101 11010101 110111 01010101 010101 11010111 110100101 10100111 1010101 11101 10111101 10111101 111101 110100101 011101 01010101 01000111 0100101 10011101 110011 11111101 0111111 10100101 11110011 110111 01010101 11111011 110111 11011001 110011 11010101 11011101 100101 11011111 010101 01010101 11011111 110101 11001101 1110101 1011010101 101011101 010101 110101101 111101 11010101 101100101 010101 11010101 111101 11010101 01010111 010101 01011111 110101 110111101 11011101 110101 1010010 010101 1001011 11010101 0101100 11010101 1110001 11111111 110111001 110101 11000101 010101 01011001 110100111 011101 01011111 010101 10110101 11010101 010101 01011111 110111 11011101 01010101 110011 11001111101 1010111100001 01101001111 111011011101 101010111101 111001111001 111001011001 11101001001 11100101 1100111 11011101 01010101 100101 1111111 1010101 11010011 01101111 10111001 11101111 11111 11110101 01000101 110111 110101111 110101 011111111 011110101 111100 1101101110 111101 00111111 01110101 110101 01010101 010101 010010101 0100111001 010101 010101010 010111 01010101 01010011 1110101 010100101 010101 11010101 00110101 010111 010100101 100101 10110101 11110101 010101 1110111101 1111111 01110001 01011111 110100 01010101 110101 11011101 10110101 110101 10011101 11101 11010101 11110101 111101 01010101 010111 01011101 01110101 010101 111001001 11101001 01111011 01011001 11011101 0110011 011010010101 111001111101 111101 11010101 010101 11000101 1111111 111111 11010101 110111 11000101 11110101 010111 0111110101 0101011101 1101010101 1101110101 1101010101 0111000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 78
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 383
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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, thy, of, his, her, my, i, from are repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word wave at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of The Harp Of Hoel;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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