This is an analysis of the poem After Defeat (Extract From Saul) that begins with:

All's over here;--let us withdraw and weep
Down in the red recesses of our hearts,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXbacbXXXadXcXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101110111 1001100011 10110101010 11010001110 11111000101 0110110101 11110100011 0101110011 1001110111 01011010111 0101111100 11010111010 10101110111 10010101010 10010001010 1100011100 11000011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 725
  • Average number of words per stanza: 132
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; home, us, with are repeated.

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