This is an analysis of the poem Since We Must Die that begins with:

Though we must die, I would not die
When fields are brown and bleak,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXcXc aXadefef agaghihi ahahjdjda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111 111111 11110101 1011101 10101111 010101 11010101 110101 11111111 110101 101111101 110101 110101101 010011 11010101 010111 11111111 111101 11100111 110101 11010101 010101 11111101 110101 11111111 110101 101010101 110101 11111111 011111 11010101 110101 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 262
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; with, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Since We Must Die;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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