This is an analysis of the poem Aristocrats: 'I Think I Am Becoming A God' that begins with:

The noble horse with courage in his eye,
clean in the bone, looks up at a shellburst:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXXXXX bXXaXbXacacc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101010001 1001111010 0110100001 111011001 101010001111 0101011100100 1111010111 010111111 111101010 10101010111 10011 1111000110 01101001100 1101011110001010 1101101 100100010110 111001011 10011110101 110110101 0011101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 412
  • Average number of words per stanza: 76
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; in, and are repeated.

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