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

He was not armed like those of eastern clime,
Whose heavy axes felled their heathen foe;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabcbcbdbdbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111110101 1101011101 1111110101 1111011101 1110010101 1101011111 1101111111 1111111111 1111110111 11110101010 1101100101 01111101010 1101000101 1110010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 640
  • Average number of words per stanza: 117
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; their, he are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Soldier;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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