This is an analysis of the poem Vida's Game Of Chess that begins with:

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ARMIES of box that sportively engage... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbccddeeffffgg hhaadXhhddcccchhhhcciiaaiiffggaaggjj ggjjcchhjjhhddjjeXkkjjddaaffcc ddeeccfffhhhheeddaahhffjj llddaaaajjhhjjcccddhhccaaaeeaammeeaahhddjjaaaaggffddcchhcc bblljjaaccmmhhddeeccaaee aaffjjjjddaaaanneejjhh aaXmeeddaammaaaa ffggkkjjaakkllhhddhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,36,30,25,58,24,22,16,106,50,14,13,7,8,12,14,15,37,23,12,73,46,12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
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  • Amount of stanzas: 25
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1218
  • Average number of words per stanza: 213
  • Amount of lines: 680
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, their, on, to, one, his, but, in, with, what, queen, she, be, through, her, they, him are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words but, and 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 vain connects the lines.

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