This is an analysis of the poem A Duty Done - 1933 that begins with:

A duty done ... What else was there to do?
A simple matter; and as simply solved.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc adXddd eeeeff egeghh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101111101 0101011101 0111110111 1101111101 1101000111 1001011101 1111111101 1101110101 1111011101 0110011111 0101010101 1101011111 1111110011 0101011101 1001111111 1001010101 1111110111 1001110101 010111001 1110010111 1111001101 1111100111 1010110101 10100010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 260
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as, and, he are repeated.

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

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