This is an analysis of the poem The Winner Of This Battle that begins with:

It's those...
Emotions we must conquer....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABBB ABBBc dEEFG EEFG aaac eacda EEFG EEFG ABBB eaDDDXEdDD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,5,4,4,5,4,4,4,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01 0101110 0101110 0101110 01 0101110 0101110 0101110 001001 1 0100010 1011010 1111 00110001101 0100010 1011010 1111 00110001101 11101 11111 001011001 0001 111110 01010 1010101 1110101 11011101 0100010 1011010 1111 00110001101 0100010 1011010 1111 00110001101 01 0101110 0101110 0101110 1010000010 11 0101110 0101110 0101110 0100010 110101110 0101110 0101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 114
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; emotions, we, must, conquer, that, conquered are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word emotions is repeated.

    The author used the same words it's, the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines conquer, conquered are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same words licked, conquered at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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