This is an analysis of the poem Our President that begins with:

GOD help him! Ay, and let us help him, too,
Help him with our one hundred million minds... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacbdcdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111111111 1101110101 1001001111 0100010101 1100010111 0001110011 1011011101 1111111101 1101110101 01001010101 1100010101 1001010101 0101100101 0100010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 583
  • Average number of words per stanza: 106
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; him, help are repeated.

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  • summary of Our President;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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