This is an analysis of the poem To The Unknown Warrior that begins with:

You whom the kings saluted; who refused not
The one great pleasure of ignoble days,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa baca bddd Xbbb bXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101011 0111000101 10111100110 1101001001 1101100000010 0111011101 10110101110 1101010101 101111001010 1111010101 1111010101 1011101101 1011110100 111101001 10110100110 1101001100 11110110010 01010110011 100111010100 1001010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 170
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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