This is an analysis of the poem The Turkish Trench Dog that begins with:

Night held me as I crawled and scrambled near
The Turkish lines. Above, the mocking stars...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdeeeXbebbddffegeg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111111101 0101010101 10001010111 1100110000101 110101 11001010101 1101110001 101101 1111010101 0101110111 0101010101 1111110100 1110110101 1101010111 0111001011 1101010101 1011010111 1101110101 1101110101 1101010111 11110100001 1101000101 1101110101 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 964
  • Average number of words per stanza: 162
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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