This is an analysis of the poem The Bishop Of Rum-Ti-Foo that begins with:

From east and south the holy clan
Of Bishops gathered to a man;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabcccb bXbcbbbc dddbeXeb eeefgggf gggafffa ffXaXhha eeebhhhb ggggXffX ccXgfffg gggheeeX Xccigggi cccXgggX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01110101 01010001 01011100 010111 01010101 11000100 01010111 110101 01010101 11010011 11111101 010111 11010101 11011101 01001001 110111 01110111 01110111 11010101 010101 101011101 110101010 11110101 010101 11010100 11010101 11011101 011111 11111101 00110001 11010111 110101 11010101 01010101 11010111 010111 01110111 11110111 11100001 111101 01010101 101010101 0101110 110011 010111110 11010101 1010010101 011101 01011101 110101001 01011101 010001 01010001 01001101 11101101 110101 1011100101 101111011 11010101 110101 0100001010 01010101 011011101 11011010 11010101 110101101 101111110 010101 10110101 01110101 01011101 110101 01010101 101110011 11110111 110111 01010011 11011111 01001100 1101100 10010101010 10010111 010010101 110101 11010101 10111101 11010101 011101 11000111 11010101 01011111 111011 10111101 01010001 01110101 11101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 265
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 96
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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, your, two, one, as are repeated.

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

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

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