This is an analysis of the poem Vale that begins with:

So ends a life, lived to the full alway,
Thro' peace, thro' war, thro' honored peace again,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabacdcd ebebfXfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101100110 1111110101 0110010001 1101010011 0111000101 1100111101 0100011101 1001001101 1011010101 1101110111 11110101001 1101011111 1001010101 01001110001 1101011011 10010011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 333
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thro', his are repeated.

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  • summary of Vale;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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