This is an analysis of the poem The Candidate's Creed that begins with:

I du believe in Freedom's cause,
Ez fur away ez Paris is;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaXbaba caXdXddd eaeaeXea fafaecec aXaedada gegeahaX hihidXdX jXjXkXle aXaXhcXc deaXefeX acaXXdcX mdmdhdhX jljXekek
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010101 11011100 11010101 00100100 01010101 0101110 11000111 1101010 10010101 0111110 11011000 1000010 11111101 1111110 11011100 1000010 10010101 110010 11110100 1111110 11111111 0101110 01011110 1101010 10010110 0111010 10110101 1100010 11110111 1101111 11010101 0111011 10010101 1101100 01110101 1101110 11010111 1101010 10100101 0101010 11011101 1100011 01010101 0111011 110110010 11001101 11111100 1111110 10010111 0011010 01010001 1001010 10011101 1111110 110000111 0101010 10011111 111010 10111111 0111111 10011111 1101000 01010100 1111010 10010111 0111010 110100111 1101010 01110101 01111101 1101010 11100100 10010100 1110110 111110100 0101010 01110011 1101010 11110111 1000100 10011101 11010101 11010001 01011100 11010111 111011 01101111 01001110 10011001 11010010 11010011 10110010 111111011 1011010 11010111 1010010 01110001 0111000 10011101 0101010 01110101 0101111 10010101 0111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 244
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 104
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, this, in are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Candidate's Creed;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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