This is an analysis of the poem March Of Memories that begins with:

Left, right - left, right . . .
We march today for memories (the grizzled Digger said)... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbccddccee bbffffXdcc aaggccggff hhiiaacchX jjkkccllaaXcckbbffcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,10,10,10,20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111 11011100010101 100011111101 11101111111 1111110101 111011111111 1110100111111 1101110111 111111100101 101111101101 1111111100 11011100010101 100011010111 11010101011101 1111010011 10101010110101 01100100010011 10101111101 101011111111 111010101111 1111110111 11011100111101 111101010010001 111110110111 1111010101 10111111111111 101010101010100 11110100011101 101011101010001 0111010011111 111111111 1101110010111 1111110011111 1110011111101 1111111101 11110111111 111111011011101 11110001111111 11010111111101 111111110111 111110100 11010100010101 1110111101 01000100110011 1111110101 1100110110100 1101011011101 11111001110101 101101111101 11111101011001 11110010001 0111010010101 1110111011101 11111011101 1110100111111 1111111111 1111011111101 10000111111 10010101110101 111111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 557
  • Average number of words per stanza: 101
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 55 (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; and, of, for, you are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase five connects the lines.

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  • summary of March Of Memories;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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