This is an analysis of the poem De Wet that begins with:

Foe and friend and foe again,
Turning coat and turning yet, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaB cbcB dbdB dbdB ebeB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 1011101 1011101 01 1010101 1010101 1010111 01 1010101 1000101 1010101 01 1010101 1011101 1001111 01 1000101 1010101 1010101 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 100
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of De Wet;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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