This is an analysis of the poem Red Faces that begins with:
Red flags the reason for pretty flags.
And ribbons.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaabbXaXaXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110101101 110 1001 1100100 101100100 110 1111010 010101 01011 11101 01010
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 248
- Average number of words per stanza: 41
- Amount of lines: 11
- Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
- Average number of words per line: 4
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; flags is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines material is repeated).
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase ribbons connects the lines.
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