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

As long as greed
Tears a gash in foreign hands ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab XcdXd dccc cebX aebe efcd ggcf cbaa bbXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,5,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 1010101 10100 00101010 11010 100100010 01 1011 10101010 010111 0101001 1010010010 1011101 10100110 110010010 10101010 0010010010 11010 10100010010 100010000110 1010100 110010010 001001 010110 101010010 11001 1011100100 1001011 001001010 1011100011110 1010101101 100110 01111 0100010001 001010001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 116
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

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  • summary of To The Yankee;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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