This is an analysis of the poem Count Eberhard, The Groaner Of Wurtembert. A War Song that begins with:

Now hearken, ye who take delight
In boasting of your worth!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBAAB cacca dcddc bebbe fecce gdggd edeed cacca hehhe ieiie dXddX hehhe caXca cjffj jkjjkXaBAAB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 010011 0100101001 010011101 010111 010110101 1100111 1010101001 10110011 010101 11110001 1111101 11000111 11010110 1111011 01000101 111101 11010101 11010101 110101 11011100 111101 11010101 110101001 110101 11010111 110001 11010111 010010101 011011 11011111 110111 01000101 110100101 110101 11010111 100101 01111101 11110101 100111 010101001 010111 01010101 11110101 110101 11010101 0101010 01110101 01011111 0111110 11111101 110101 01110101 101011101 1101010 01010111 010101 101010101 01010101 1010111 11010101 110101 11110100 01011101 1100101 11111111 0111011 01011100 11010100 11111101 11010101 011111 01010101 01010101 111101 11111101 010011 0100101001 010011101 010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 186
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; in, and, with are repeated.

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

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

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