This is an analysis of the poem The Horses Of Achilles that begins with:

[Iliad, B. XVII. V. 426]
So now the horses of Aiakides, off wide of the war-ground,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abcXdeXXecbXXadXXXXXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,22,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001111 110100100110011 111101011001011 1110010011011010 11110100011010 1101110010011111 1100010010110010 1011110010010010 101101001001010 1101001010011011 1001111010010110 1011111010010011 1010111001010010 101101010010111 101100111011010 1111001110010011 1101001010110011 1000111111110010 11101101010010 10111101110110 1011011110110111 1111010110110011 11011110100111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 741
  • Average number of words per stanza: 134
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, their, ye are repeated.

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  • summary of The Horses Of Achilles;
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