This is an analysis of the poem Trafalgar Day that begins with:

LAURELS, bring laurels, sheaves on sheaves,
Till England's boughs are bare of leaves! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aababXbbcc dddddccdbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 10110111 11011101 110101111 11010011 01100101 10010010 11010101 10111101 110100111 1100111 10110111 01010111 01010101 01010101 111100111 11111111 01010101 01010101 10111101 0111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 366
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; his, england's are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words whose, his, above are repeated.

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

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