This is an analysis of the poem Enter General Brock And Lefroy that begins with:

BROCK. You may be right, Lefroy, but, for my part,
I stand by old tradition and the past.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcdcecXefghaiXejib iajkecahi abaeiaga aXebbegaclieeglkiemaahiaiadikaendeemdioX dihoXcgagdaioghanoekfdekhcefhheaXacX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,9,8,40,36,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11101101111 1111010101 1101010111 1101011101 101111 0101010101 1111010001 11011100101 1101000101 11010101001 1101011101 1100010111 1111010100 1100011001 11000110101 11011100101 1101011111 1011001100 1001010111 1100010111 10011111101 0101000101 0101000100 1100010011 0101110001 010010001110 1111010100 11110110001 11010100 1011 0101011101 1101011101 000100010101 10111111001 1011000101 1101110101 1101110101 1101111101 00010001000 1011101101 11000101111 01101011101 11010101001 0101110101 1101010111 10011001101 0101010101 1111000101 1101000101 10011010101 111010001111 101111101001 1101110001 1101010101 1011000101 11010100101 011100111001 0101111001 1101011001 0101010111 0101110001 11010010101 10111101001 1101010001 1111011101 0101000101 10001010001 0101110011 0111001101 0100111101 110010001 0101110101 01001111001 1001010111 1011000101 1011110111 0111000101 11011101001 1100010101 0101010111 111111101 01010111001 111010010101 1010110110001 1001011001 0100111101 1101010101 1111011110 1101010111 10010100001 1111011111 1111110001 1001010101 10010100101 1101000101 1101110001 0101110101 11110110001 101111111101 1111011001 0100010011 1001010101 1101011111 11011100101 1111010011 10101000011 01010000111 1101010111 1011010001 11110111010 1111111101 11110100101 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 984
  • Average number of words per stanza: 169
  • Amount of lines: 113
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, of, and, life are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word brock at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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