This is an analysis of the poem Armistice Day 1933 that begins with:

This we have said: 'We shall remember them.'
And deep our sorrow while the deed was young.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabcbX ddddeceX bebefcfX ggggeceX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111110101 1111010111 1011011100 1101011101 1111111101 11010010101 1111010111 1111110101 1111010111 1111110101 1101110111 1011011001 1111010101 0101110101 1011111101 1111110101 1111010101 1111110001 0001111101 0100010101 0101010011 1001100101 0111010101 1111110101 1101010111 1111000101 0111010111 1111110011 1111000101 1101010101 1001110101 1111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 347
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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 punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and 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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