This is an analysis of the poem For Valour that begins with:

Hail to you, comrades, who have won,
Where the torn lines of battle run... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbb ccadda eefggf ddhbbh iihbbh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111111 10110101 11011101 01011101 01110101 1101001 11011101 1101010101 11000101 01011101 110100111 1111001 10011101 11000101 010010101 11010101 110101101 010001 11110101 11110111 11010101 01010111 10010011 010101 11110111 0110001 01110111 11010001 01110111 010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 205
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; at, of are repeated.

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

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

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