This is an analysis of the poem Words that begins with:

Words are deeds. The words we hear
May revolutionize or rear ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeffXXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110111 11010111 01010111 10010001 01010101 11100101 010110101 0101111 01010101 11010101 01010001 1100100101 01000110 11001100 110011111 01011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 514
  • Average number of words per stanza: 92
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; words is repeated.

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

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