This is an analysis of the poem Who Would Not Die For England! that begins with:

Who would not die for England!
This great thought,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: A bccdecdcfC X afcadceaghfabX A ibdfbdC jjkkbbjj kfddlbcjgcdcaecadaa ffcciiccllgXeeee cadgXkdahXXXgcbdai caeeadafaifX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,10,1,14,1,7,8,19,16,18,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110 011 1100010101 1101010101 1101010101 1011010111 00010010101 1100010101 1101010011 0101010001 1011110101 1111110 111 11010001101 010010101010 0111010101 1111100101 1011010101 0011111011 01001010101 0101011101 0101011111 1111010101 11010010111 1111000001 1011110101 1111110 110 1111000101 1001010111 10010010101 0101100101 11010011001 1011110101 1010111 1110111 1010101 1010101 1010111 1010101 1110111 10100101 1111110111 0100101101 11010001110 1101111101 0100011101 10001101001 1101010101 1101010111 0100110000 1101110101 0100011101 1101110001 1111110111 1011111101 0101110101 1011110101 1011110101 1101010100 0100010101 1001101 1111101 1011101 1110101 1011110 1110100 1001111 1010111 1110111 1111101 10101001 1010100 1010001 11100101 1000111 0100001 1111110101 101100001 1111110101 1111111101 01011100111 0101010111 01110011111 0101010101 0101110101 1101010101 1011010101 11010111001 10000110111 0101010101 0101010111 1001010101 101000111010 0100110 0101011011 11110010111 0100110001 1011110011 1111111101 1101010111 0100101111 0101000101 1011010001 01110101010 1111000111 0111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 375
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 107
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; go, her, and, of, as, your are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word '' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases go, away connect the lines.

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