This is an analysis of the poem The Grey Comrades that begins with:

Out of the dust of cities and the din of men
I come to the clean spaces of the wide windy moors,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXX cdcd ecec fXfX abXX gcgc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101010101 1100110001101 1011110111010 101111111101 1101011000111 100111010111 100110000111 110010111001 1001111000111 110010100010101 111100101101101 10101101010101 10111110101001 11111011011 111111010111 10011011111 111011001110 10100101011001 101001010110 101101010101 1111100101001 110100010101011 10111101011011 01011110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 213
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, my, they, here, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words saying, they, here, ah are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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