This is an analysis of the poem Love And War that begins with:

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser), ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab caca adae fafa gcgc fbfb hdhe ieid
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001111001 1110010110 11111001001 011110110 11101001011 110110110 11101011001 0010011001 111111001001 1011011010 101001111101 1111010011 11111111101 1011011010 111011001101 010011110 11101000011 110010010 111011001001 1011010011 101011101001 111111010 111011111111 1111010010 101101111001 1111010110 11101011111 1111111011 01001001111 11101110011 11011111001 010011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 183
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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