This is an analysis of the poem I'M Out Of The Army Now that begins with:

When first I doffed my olive drab,
I thought, delightfully though mutely, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaX bcbc dede fcfc deXe XgXg dhdh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101101 1101001100 1000111101 10000 10010001 1001010 11111101 010 01101111 111001111 11111111 011 110100101 110111010 11010001 010 10110111 1101001010 11011100 010 111101 010011011 1111010 1101 11111101 110101111 01010111 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 118
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; i, of, my are repeated.

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

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  • summary of I'M Out Of The Army Now;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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