This is an analysis of the poem Marching Through Georgia that begins with:

Bring the good old bugle, boys! we'll sing another song --
Sing it with a spirit that will start the world along -- ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaB XXCB dddB XXCB eeeB XXCB XffB XXCB gggB XXCB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001101110101 1000101010101 1011101010101 11010110 1000111010 01010111110 1110100010001 11010110 1010101110101 1010101110101 1010101010001 11010110 1000111010 01010111110 1110100010001 11010110 1110101110101 1110101111110 1011001010101 11010110 1000111010 01010111110 1110100010001 11010110 100101010101010 1010101110111 1110101010001 11010110 1000111010 01010111110 1110100010001 11010110 1110101110101 10100101110001 1010111010101 11010110 1000111010 01010111110 1110100010001 11010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; sing, it, hurrah, we, how, they are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words sing, hurrah, how are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word georgia at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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