This is an analysis of the poem Stand Tall that begins with:
Straighten up that bended back bone.
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: AbCDCD AbCDCD efgeg afgfah dhige AbCDCD AbCDCD ifjcjaX CkCkDdCDcc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,5,6,5,6,6,7,10,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10111011 0 11 01010 11 10010 10111011 0 11 01010 11 10010 101010001 10110 1101110 101 01011101 11011101 0001 10101101 1 1110101101 110001101 11110101 11001 111101010 101 101111101 10111011 0 11 01010 11 10010 10111011 0 11 01010 11 10010 01001100010 00101 0100110111 01010 0100110111 1 10101001101 011 101100111 011 101000101 10010 11 11 10010 101001 111
- Amount of stanzas: 9
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 142
- Average number of words per stanza: 25
- Amount of lines: 57
- Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
- Average number of words per line: 4
Mood of the speaker:
There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, their are repeated.
The author used the same word straighten at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The poet repeated the same word dependent at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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- summary of Stand Tall;
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