This is an analysis of the poem An Ode On The Return Of The Troops that begins with:

Forth from the city in our cars we drove,
Until we halted at the pasture ground....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbcX bdXddad aa ebebbbbXb fffffbfbb dgdggXgff fhfhhehee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,7,2,9,9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001001111 0111010101 01001110101 0101010101 1001111101 0101001111 1001010001 1101011001 1001011101110 1111010101 1111010101 01010111100 1101010001 1101100111 1101010101 1101110101 0101111101 100101000111 1111110101 0111111111 11001101001 100010010001 0100110001 1111110001 0101101111 10111010111 110101111101 1111011101 01010100101 1111011101 01110100111 1001010101 1011011101 1111101101 0101110111 110111010101 1001011001 11010101001 0011101101 1111110101 1111010111 1101111111 1011110101 0111010111 1100010011001 001111100111 0111110101 01011011111 1101010111 1111011111 1101110001 1111010101 1101010101 110010010100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 368
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 54
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; we, our are repeated.

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

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