This is an analysis of the poem The Duel that begins with:
Oh many a duel the world has seen
That was bitter with hate, that was red with gore.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abXbcccc dedecaea feXeegeg fcXcbebe fbgbXafa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1100100111 11100111101 111001011110 1100101101 01111111111 010011111 101001101011 1010100101 111100101 11110101111 1101001001 1110100101 11001001001 0101101010 101001001101 0110101010 0101011001 1110100111 1111101001 110011111 1100101111 1111001010 111011101 11001101010 0101011001 1111111011 1110100111 1011100101 10110111101 1010011111 110011101 0100101101 1110100101 10100111111 010010110010 1100101101 1101011010 01011001011 11001001110 10111100101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 365
- Average number of words per stanza: 72
- Amount of lines: 40
- Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; by, in, and, yearned, that, of are repeated.
The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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- summary of The Duel;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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