This is an analysis of the poem War that begins with:

One night a feat was held in the palace, and there came a man and
prostrated himself before the prince, and all the feasters looked...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcdXXeXX ab beXdX XcXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,2,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101110010111011 100010101110101 011111110011111 0101011010100111 01011010111111010 011010111111101 010101111101010 11001110010110011 100010111111111 111111001010 1011101011110101 110011011 1101010101010011 1011010110111101001 0101111011001111 11101001011101110 0111111000 10111010111111 11001011 1101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 233
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 58 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, i, that are repeated.

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

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