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

What price yer humble, Dicko Smith,
in gaudy putties girt, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbcadX Xdefgdef XhihbheX baejgabj bihkgceX alkfflaX mbnfnbeX mafhbaXh XhajkheX bgeXcgaX ikahnkXh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 010101 011001011 101110 1010101001 10001 11001010111 01010 111010101110 101 1110101010 100010 011010101 110011 1111111110 101010 111010100010 101 1110101010 101010 111010101 010011 1110101000 101010 11101110111 1111 1111101100 101010 11101110111 1101 001010101010 1110 10101010011 0100 111010101 1101010 1110101011 10101 1110101010 100010 111110101111 101 101010100010 1010 10101110001 10001 11101110101 1000 101010101 110101 1111101010 101010 11101110101 0101 001111010 101010 1110101010101 01 100010101010 1010 10111100011 1101 101001100010 1110 1100101110 10001 1010100101 1111010 1110101010 11001 1111101000 11001 111110101 10001 111000101010 1010 1110101111 10101 11001001 1001110 111011001010 001 10101010111 11011 1110111010 10011 111110111 1101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 251
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 88
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; me, no, and are repeated.

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

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

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