This is an analysis of the poem The Reveille that begins with:

Trumpets of the Lancer Corps
Sound a loud reveille; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabbbXcXcdddX eXecccX fXfeeeX gXgbbbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1000101 10110 1010101 1010111 1010101 1110111 10110 1011101 01110 10010101 0110101 1010101 0010101 01110 1111101 10110 1110111 1010111 0010111 1111100 10110 1011101 10110 0010101 1011001 1010101 1011100 10010 1001111 10110 1110101 11100111 1011111 1110111 10110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 253
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; we is repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of The Reveille;
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