This is an analysis of the poem My Portion Is Defeat—today that begins with:
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- Rhyme scheme: X abcccc dddcecdXeebdda
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,6,14,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1 11000101 01011100 110101 01110101 01011101 110011 11000111 11110101 110101 11010101 1101 1101 110001 11110101 01010001 1100100 01110101 10110110 01001
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
- Average number of words per stanza: 25
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, to are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
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