This is an analysis of the poem Lament Of The Frontier Guard that begins with:

By the North Gate, the wind blows full of sand,
Lonely from the beginning of time until now!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcadXeeeXccbbafXcbedfc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011011101 100001001011 1101110010 11010110 01101001 10010010110 101110010 1100101 11100111 11001 111010010010 1110100110101 1001 0100110110010 01101111001010 11011010 1101011 100111010010 1001001 1110011010 11001110101 11111010101011 01001010 111010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 959
  • Average number of words per stanza: 167
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; with, who, brought, sorrow, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words who, a are repeated.

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