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The Epic Poem: Mastermind is the first ever published manuscript of its kind. In May 2020, it set the first Official World Record for the Longest Alliteration, recorded by the Record Holder’s Republic - Registry of Official World Records. The epic title acts as a homonym, not speaking to the book’s genre, but to its prodigious alliterative novelty. It is an epic literary journey, mounted on the back of a single alliteration, littered with both physical and spiritual wisdoms shrouded in metaphor and rhyme. The Epic Poem: Mastermind is a single poem that reads like a piece of prose. Between the lines of this tongue tickling read, matters of identity, transformative thinking, suffering, guilt, and more are discussed. Mastermind is book one in The Epic Poem Series, which will chronicle other written works of alliteration. 


  • There are exactly 340 alliterative words in the poem.

  • The poem was written using an alliteration formula/standard known as the Bailey131 standard.

  • The words "the" and "like" do not exist in the entire poem.

  • The poem took between 18-20 months to complete (with edits).


What is Lexical Density? A text's lexical density refers to the ratio of content words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs) to total words in a text. The lexical density for The Epic Poem: Mastermind (book one) is between 59%-70% (0.59-0.70), depending on the source calculator used.

What is Lexical Diversity? A text's lexical diversity refers to the range of vocabulary used in the text. High lexical diversity indicates a greater variety of unique words used within the text. The lexical diversity for The Epic Poem: Mastermind (book one) is approximately 83% (0.83).

The text's depth, intricate language use, and complex ideas may be better understood and analyzed by students with a high level of language proficiency and critical thinking abilities.

Appropriate Grade Level:

We offer instructional tools that allow for grades as early as 7th and 8th to interact meaningfully with the text. However, based on the lexical density and diversity ratings and the complexity of the text, this text would be most appropriate for: College Level or Advanced High School (11th-12th Grade)

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