This is an analysis of the poem Camouflage that begins with:
Beside the bare and beaten track of travelling flocks and herds
The woodpecker went tapping on, the postman of the birds, ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabXXXXX bbcc ddee ffdX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 010111010100111 01101101010001 101010100111011101 01110101110101 11011101010110 01010101011001 01111101110101 111101011101010 110111001100101 11010101111111 11111100010101 01000101111101 110100010101101 01011101010101 11011101110111 11110101110101 101011101110101 01010101110101 01110101110101 011101010101010
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 318
- Average number of words per stanza: 58
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 12
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, as, his are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, a are repeated.
The author used the same word then at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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