This is an analysis of the poem The Faith Of Old George Jones that begins with:

War raged around this troubled world,
When I was but a lad,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaXbbb ccccdcdc ababcece fafabbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 111101 10010101 110101 111101010 010101 11111111 111111 11110111 111101 11111111 110101 10010101 101101 11111101 110101 1111001 010101 11111101 1101101 10111101 1000101 111110111 101100 11010001 110101 11110011 011111 10010111 110101 01011111 011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 256
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; for, they, fought, i are repeated.

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

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

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