This is an analysis of the poem Grey Wolves Grey that begins with:

The Russian march is soft and slow,
Through dust and heat, or slush and snow,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbccddbb ccbbbb eeebb ffeebb bbggbbCCb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,6,5,6,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010111 11111111 101011111 0001110101 1110111101 1011110111 11111101 1010100101 10100110101 1011100101 1111111111 0010110111 1010110101 1010110101 110100101 111010101 10111101001 1110110111 1010100101 110100101 1101110101 1110100101 1110110111 110100111 110110111 0011110101 1011100101 11011111 1010100111 1110101010 0010110101 10110110100 1010010100 0011010101 1011100111 11 11 011100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 317
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 38
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, grey, he, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, grey are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines wolves is repeated).

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase grey connects the lines.

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