This is an analysis of the poem Stones for Russia that begins with:

Stones we have, Russia,
Stones to break your teeth,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdecfXcffgc hifgXcXe jcfbc adXXaiXhXXcja
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,8,5,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110 10111 0101110101 1101010101 011011 0110111 1110010 1001010 10010010100 0100010110 0010101010 10101100100 01001 0111110111 100100110 010011010 0101010010100 010001010010 101010110101 11111111 101101010 1010100011 011010111101 100011000011010 1000101010101 110101010111 10011110 110101010 1011011110000 111110101 11110 11000110010 01011100011 10111011011 1100101011 11110001 1011100101 100011001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 306
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 38
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; stones, to, of, our, truth are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase truth connects the lines.

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