This is an analysis of the poem Savoir Faire that begins with:

CAST a bronze of my head and legs and put them on the king's street.
Set the cast of me here alongside Carl XII, making two Carls for the Swedish...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXXaXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011111101011 101011011111011101010101000110101010101 010101110110101010110110110110 101100001010101111011101001111010111 011101010101101000101110101010011101110101110110101101111001111111010111111101010111010011001111011110101111011011101011 111101001011 11010111111101001011101001001001000101101110101110100101 00110111010110101011101111011101100011110011110100111110001110101010011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1554
  • Average number of words per stanza: 309
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 193 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 39
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, one, in, men, old, i, on, who, if, young, to, only, they, when, their are repeated.

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