This is an analysis of the poem Henry Bartle Edward Frere that begins with:

Bend down and read-the birth, the death, the name.
Born in the year that Waterloo was won,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacddccd effeeffeeaaeea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010101 1001110111 1100111111 1101010101 1101010101 1101110111 1101111111 1001000101 0001010111 00110010101 1101111111 1100011100 01011001001 1101000101 1111011101 1111010111 1111110001 1101110101 1001011101 1101010001 1101001111 1101111111 01011101001 110010010101 01010100111 10001110101 1111111111 10101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 623
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, and, our are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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