This is an analysis of the poem One Hundred Years that begins with:

Now, Batman, Prophet Batman, a hundred years ago,
He looked upon this land and found it good.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dedecc fXfXbb cgcgee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111011010001 1101011100 10010101000111111 1101111101 01110101011101 01010111110101 1111011110101 0101111101 01011101111101 0101000101 01000101011101 001001101110101 1111010110101 1111010101 01110101100101 1100110100 11111101111101 11110100110001 11010100010101 1101010101 11010010011101 1101110101 10010001010101 01010001110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 311
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, a are repeated.

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

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  • summary of One Hundred Years;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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