This is an analysis of the poem Peace On Earth that begins with:

He took a frayed hat from his head,
And “Peace on Earth” was what he said. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccXaa ddb beeffddggaa ddd aaeedXggaaagghhiijjikllaabbkk ggccmmdddXiijjggg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,3,11,3,29,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011001 11111111 01010111 11110111 11110101 11111101 11111100 11010111 11011111 11110101 11010111 10100111 01110101 11011111 01011111 111111111 01011101 11110101 11110101 11110011 11001101 01011111 11011101 11110111 11111101 11011101 01011111 11111001 11010111 10010101 10110101 01010100 11110111 11110101 11110001 11011101 11011111 11010101 01010011 11010101 01010101 111101001 01010101 11111111 11011111 10111101 11110111 11011111 01111011 11001011 11100001 11011011 01011101 11001101 11110101 11111101 11111111 11111101 11110011 11110101 11111101 11011101 11010111 11011101 010010101 0100001 10111011 01010110 11010101 11010111 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 349
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 71
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; i, might, that, and, his are repeated.

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

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