This is an analysis of the poem The Semantics Of Flowers On Memorial Day that begins with:

Historians will tell you my uncle
wouldn't have called it World War II...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXb XcX ded feg ehd iXX cbX cih agX XfcXcch
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100011110 10110111 101111111 101110010 11011010 101111101 11011101 1110100110100 11001100 110110010 11010110 100100101 001111000 110101 0100101010 1101010 010001111 01111111 0100111 10110000010 111111010 0101110011 010011110 10010111 10101101 101110110 110101100 101010100 11010101 11101011010 1101111101 01111111 10100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 100
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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