This is an analysis of the poem Fighting Hard that begins with:

Rolling out to fight for England, singing songs across the sea;
Rolling North to fight for England, and to fight for you and me.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbBXbccB ddeeB ddbXB ffggb ffhhbgXB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,5,5,5,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011101010101 101011101011111 101111101010111 101110101010001 101 101110111011000 101110101010101 101111111010101 101110101010101 101 1011101001010101 1010000101010101 1010010101011101 101010101010101 101 101111111011101 101111001010101 101110111010101 101111101011100 101 101110101010101 101010101010101 1011111001010101 101010101011111 101 101010111010111 101110111010101 101100101111101 101010101010111 101 11010 101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 335
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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; for, and, to, fight, england, fighting, hard, you are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words rolling, fighting, for are repeated.

    The author used the same word fighting at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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  • summary of Fighting Hard;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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