This is an analysis of the poem The Spirit Of Great Joan that begins with:

Back of each soldier who fights for France,
Aye, back of each woman and man... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbXddd ebXbXfcf aagaXheh Xbfgfbbgb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 101101111 11011011 111111111 0010011 1011110111 0010101 0100111011 1101001 11011010111 0010101 101011111 10101101 1101011010 1111001 11101101 11101001 101100101 1010101 110110101 11001001 100010101 010101 11101111001 00101011 01001001001 100111 111011101 100101 010100101 1110101 1100110011 0010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 296
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; of, and, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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