This is an analysis of the poem Old Soldiers that begins with:
We love the spot where Valor bled
In the days of other years;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abaX cbdb efef ghah aiai gaXa jdjc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 11011101 0010100 11110101 110010 11010111 111001 11010100 1110001 11010101 0100111 01001101 010001 11011101 1101001 010011101 110111 11110111 0100001 111101001 110011 11010100 0001001 110010101 110101 11110101 110100 01110101 010111
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
- Average number of words per stanza: 21
- Amount of lines: 28
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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.
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