This is an analysis of the poem Old Soldier that begins with:
WE wander now who marched before,
Hawking our bran from door to door,...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabB cccB dddB
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11011101 10110101 11010011110 100001110 111111101 100101101 100100101 100001110 111111101 110101101 1101011001 100001110
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 148
- Average number of words per stanza: 31
- Amount of lines: 12
- Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
- 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; to, old are repeated.
The poet repeated the same word soldier at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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