This is an analysis of the poem From A German War Primer that begins with:

AMONGST THE HIGHLY PLACED
It is considered low to talk about food....

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcd Xba befb dgX ahi idjaddik cfhlbX adgij bjbhdi mabjnfjad jhela jljlf joii ijo alad gngc eoabbmih XndXgaji ahbibnX aidi mdAo maAkXmmak
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,3,4,3,3,8,6,5,6,9,5,5,4,3,4,4,8,8,7,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101 00010101011 01011 01010 0101101 011010 1001 110011101 11110 011010 1010 11111 0101011 11100101 001011 10111 10101 0100101 1010 11010110 010100101 010110 11 0010001100 101 011010 1101 01011 0111 01011 01011 101000101 11 10011001 11011011 010001001 0101111 01011110 0101010001 1101 01111011001 11101 111010010 1010 11101010010 01101 1111110010 0100101 11101000001 1101100 110101 1010101 01011 11010 101011 010010100010101 110111 11 1010010 111111 11111 11011 110010 11 01010 111 11011 1110 10111 111 01110 101010 11011 01010 11011 01001 011010 0101110 101010 10111011 10100110 0101001010 1010100 0101011 110111000 10010 010001 0010 01110 010101 111 111010 1010101011 1 11100010111 01110110 0110011 011100100 0010001 001 01010 10110110 0110 1001100100100 0101101100101 101101 01010 1001100100 0110101110111100 101101 010010 100101010 1111111 111101 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 115
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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; still, their, it are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words the, general at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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