This is an analysis of the poem My Brother that begins with:

Brother, if on the heels of war Western man celebrates his deeds,
Consecrates the memory of the fallen and builds monuments for heroes,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabcaaX bXXaXXb XcbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,7,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001010110110101 10000100001011100110 11101101010110110101001 10111110101011 100100101011 1101010000101 111110111 10101101111011 100010010101 110111010111011 1100111 10111110011010 1010010101110 11011011111 0110100111111101010111 110111010101110 11111101 011111001001 10111011010111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 370
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 58 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; for, of, our are repeated.

    The author used the same word brother 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 friends is repeated).

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