This is an analysis of the poem The Faltering Knight that begins with:

It knocks me can in, this ere game uv life,
A bloke gets born, grows up, looks round fer fun,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbb cdcXeX fXfeee bgbhiX ehehbb fjfjXi Xbebkk kbkbkk jljlkk lbXbhh jdjdjj maXaXk bebehh eeeXii lilibb XXeknn kkkkii hhhghh XXmoee hdhdff iiiioo bhbhaa hXhXoo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111001111 0111111111 1101110101 1101111111 1101101101 11000011011 1111010111 11101111101 1111010111 1111011101 1001110111 1001010101 1101110111 1100101100 1111011100 0111011101 1111111101 1111111101 1101011101 1111010100 1101010101 1101011101 1101110100 0101011000 0111001101 1111110101 1101110011 1101010111 11011111001 0111111101 1101010111 1110010101 1111110111 0101110011 0100010111 01110001001 1111010101 1111110101 1101110101 0111110101 1111010111 0101000111 11001111101 1011000111 1111011111 1101011100 1110011111 11010110101 1101011101 1110011101 0111110101 1111011101 1111011111 1111010111 1101000101 1101010111 1111110101 0101110101 1101100111 1111010101 1111110111 1101010111 1101110101 1101010111 1101001001 1101010101 1101111111 1111110101 1101011101 1101010111 1101110101 1111010011 1111111111 01011111001 1111010001 1001111110 1111111101 0101010101 1101110101 1011011111 1111110111 1101011111 1111110111 0101001101 1111011101 11011110111 1001011111 1011010101 0111010101 1110010101 1111011110 1111110101 1111110111 1100111001 1111110111 1111010111 0101110101 0101110101 1111011101 1100010101 1101000111 1111011111 1111010111 1111100111 1111111001 0111111100 0101111111 1101011101 1111111101 1101110111 1101111101 1101010111 1100110011 1101101111 0100100101 0101110111 1101011101 1111111101 1111111111 1011010101 0111111100 1111111001 1111010111 1101111101 1101010111 1111011001 1100101101 1101011101 1111111101 1101111111 1101011101 1111110111 0111011100 1100111101 1111110111 0111111111 0101110111 1101100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 264
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 138
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; me, an', 'e, that's, she, i, to, 'er are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words an', that's, a, i are repeated.

    The author used the same word but 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 four connects the lines.

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  • summary of The Faltering Knight;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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