This is an analysis of the poem Dragon-Seed that begins with:

Ye have ploughed the field like cattle,
Ye have sown the dragon-seed,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd cece cfcf ghgh ijij
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101110 1110101 11101110 1101111 111010110 011111 100010010 1110101 1101110 1100101 11011110 1010101 0101010 1111111 10101110 1110111 10101110 10100101 11101110 1010011 1111010 011011 11101010 0010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ye, and, not are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Dragon-Seed;
  • idea of the verse;
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