This is an analysis of the poem Requiem: The Soldier that begins with:

Down some cold field in a world outspoken
the young men are walking together, slim and tall, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efeX fgfh fdfdfdfXggghgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111001110 011110010111 111101010100110 1011110111 11100100111011 1010110100111 101110111111 1110111101 11111111101010 11110011101 1110111011110 111001010111 1111001010 01111001001 1101100101010 001110100110101 111111011101 111001000101 01011010011 1101110101 1101010101 1101011111 1111111101 1101111111 1101010110 11011111001 0101010110 1101111111 0111011101 110101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 297
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; they, with, i, in are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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