This is an analysis of the poem The Ruined Abbey, Or, The Affects Of Superstition that begins with:

At length fair Peace, with olive crown'd, regains
Her lawful throne, and to the sacred haunts... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaaaccdbefbghijhkcdklbXajbfaalaamclkmcanckkolhcclpaldaqXaaaeqhkcadiaodXcfhXcXakdcfbhocrcbfcdapkdfcXbckjXdbafcibaiaaaaacbdaiccbadcaccakdadccjccdafdlaadaklksdkcclXpabXchacrdccllcfdnapocacloccfdcienfcdcdpacakflpgadXjjlhfacadiccXoclfadicckbkklcoccbcecidfhccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 383,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010101 0101100101 0111010101 1001100101 1101010101 0101010101 11001010001 11011100111 1011010101 110100001001 1101000111 1001110101 0111010101 01010111001 1101010101 01010101001 1101010001 11001010101 1101111101 1001110001 01010100101 01110111011 1111010101 11010110001 1111010001 0101010001 0111110101 01100010101 0111110101 0101010101 0101010111 1101110001 1111011101 11001010101 110010100111 1111111101 0101000101 0111000101 1100010101 1111001101 11011100101 11011100101 0111010101 1011011111 111100111010 1011010101 0100010101 0111011101 1101110101 1101010001 11111101001 1101110111 0101010101 11010110011 1011111101 00101010101 101101011100 1111010101 0101010101 1101010101 1101010111 11011101001 0111110001 1111110111 11010001001 01001011101 11000111001 11110001001 0101110101 01110101010 01010101001 1101010101 010010100001 1111010101 1101010111 1101010101 0101110101 10111100100 11010101001 10010101001 00111001001 0101010111 1111110101 1111010001 0101110111 110010101110 1001010101 1111010001 0101000101 01011000101 1101100101 0101010001 11001010101 11010111001 1101010101 01001010101 01010001011 1101011101 1011000111 0110000101 01011001111 1101110001 0101010101 0101110101 11001010110 10100010101 11011000101 0101010101 0101010101 1101010111 11010010001 0111110001 0101110101 1111000101 1011010101 1101010101 10101000101 1001110101 10001110101 0101010101 01111111001 1110110101 1101010101 0101010101 10001010101 0101010101 1111010110 0101010101 1101110101 1101000101 111100111000 1101000101 0101011101 01010101001 1011010101 0101011001 11010101001 1101110101 1101010101 1101001101 01001011101 11010101001 101011001001 1001011101 110010100111 0101001101 1101010101 01010100101 0101001001 1101010101 0111010101 01110010101 1001110101 0011110101 0111110101 01001011101 01011111010 1101110101 1101010111 1011010101 0100010111 10110100110 10111101001 11001010101 01001010101 1101010110 0111010101 011100111001 0101010101 1101110101 11100011001 0101110001 11010110101 1011010101 1101010101 1101011101 1101011101 0101110101 1101110101 0101010101 1011010001 01010101101 0100111001010 111101111 1001110101 0101010101 10101010111 10010111110 1101010011 1100010101 1101010101 01010100101 01001010111 1101001101 1101000101 01110101001 0101100101 01010010101 1101010111 01010010101 1101010101 0101010101 1101110100 1101010101 01001100101 1011000101 1101010101 11101010001 0101010101 1101010101 1001010101 0101011101 11010101100 1101011001 0101010111 1111010101 1101110101 0101011001 0100010101 0101010101 01010101001 0101010001 0101000101 10001111001 00110010101 11111101001 01010101010 1101010101 1011010101 0111111001 1101010101 1101001101 01001110101 0111010101 11010110001 111100101001 0101010101 11100010101 1001010101 01011001001 1001010001 01110100010 0111110101 1101010101 01010000101 1101010101 1101011111 0101011101 1001110101 1011010101 1111110101 0101010101 0101110101 1111110001 0101010101 1001110101 11011101010 0101011101 1111110101 0011001111 0111110001 1101000101 11001010111 11010100101 0101001101 1001010101 01010111100 1001010101 0101010101 1111010101 01001010101 0101110101 10010011101 1101010101 1101110101 1100110101 1111000101 0110001101 0101011101 1111010001 1110000101 10101010101 0101110101 1011010101 1101110101 11010101010 0101010101 1101110101 1101110101 0101101101 1111010101 11011101010 01010101001 0101011101 1001010101 0101100101 0101010101 11100100101 01001010101 11001010101 1100000101 1111001010010 01001110101 1101001001 1101011101 01010010101 110111001001 11011100101 10011111100 1101010111 1101010101 01010100101 0101010101 1101010101 1001000101 1101110101 11010010101 1101010101 0101010101 11100101001 01110000101 0101100101 11010101001 0101010011 1001100101 10001111101 1101010001 11010101001 0111000111 1101001101 11001010111 11010100101 10010101001 11011101001 1101010101 11001110101 1111101101 0101010101 11001110111 1101110101 1001011101 11000111001 1011010101 10010010101 1011010101 1011010101 01010011010 10010101001 11010010101 11010101001 0111010101 0101011101 100010100001 11010010101 11010010101 1001011101 1100111101 0101011101 1101110101 01010110001 1011000101 10010011101 1101010101 1100010010100 11010111001 1011111101 100100101001 0101011101 1101001101 1101010101 100010100101 1001010101 1101111101 1111010101 01010100101 0011000101 1101010101 0101011001 01010010101 1101010101 1101010101 0111010101 0101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 16897
  • Average number of words per stanza: 2803
  • Amount of lines: 383
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; of, my, to, and, thy, his, its, for, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words or, yet, my, of, the, and, no, to, for are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines obey'd is repeated).

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  • summary of The Ruined Abbey, Or, The Affects Of Superstition;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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