This is an analysis of the poem With A Failure Hailed And Assailed that begins with:

They wanted to see him fail.
With a failure that would prevail....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AABBCCb AABBCCXXXX dceXebX deXce
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,10,7,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100111 00101101 11101 11011 00101101 00110101 011101 1100111 00101101 11101 11011 00101101 00110101 01 110111 1010 1001110 110 11101001 1 1110101 00010 110100101 0110 11 11 11 01 1010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 170
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (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; and is repeated.

    The author used the same word they at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase failure connects the lines.

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