This is an analysis of the poem Abdul Abulbul Amir that begins with:

The sons of the Prophet are brave men and bold
And quite unaccustomed to fear,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa baca dadX baeA faeA gahX XXcX ccic badX XXXX hahA XafX cagX iaiX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01001011111 11101001 101011001001 10110001 011001001001 10101001 11101111001 10110001 101001011101 001101101 101001101101 01010010 11011011001 11011001 11101111101 00110001 1110111111 11101101 11011111101 00110001 11111101111 11101001 110101111001 11010010 101101101010 10100110110 1010001101001 11010010 1101111111 0111011 01000111011 111111101 11111101101 01011001 11101111101 00111010 11011101001 0111101000 11011111010 11010010 01011001101 01001001 11101101011 00110001 101101101101 110101001 010011011101 001100100 01001111101 11001111 011101101001 01010010 01011001101 101001101 101111001111 01010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 159
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, they are repeated.

    The author used the same words they, a at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same words amir, skavar at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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