This is an analysis of the poem 'But' that begins with:
Tho we seem to reach the turning
And the Government is yearning... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabccX Xbdeed aabffb Xbbggb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11101010 10100010 0111101101 00100010 11101110 1101010101 1110101 10010101 11010101110101 1010001 1110101 111010101110111 11101110 11101110 11100100101 10101111 10101011 10101110101 1010101 1011101 1010101110101 10101010 10101010 00111011111
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 221
- Average number of words per stanza: 40
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
- 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; that is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word who is repeated.
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- idea of the verse;
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