This is an analysis of the poem Modern philosopher that begins with:

They fight your battles for you every day,
The zealous ones, who sorrow in your life.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabba cdacda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11110111001 0101110011 0101010001 0101011101 0101010001 11010111001 1111111101 1111110111 1111001101 11000101001 1111110001 1111010001 1111000111 0100110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 308
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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