This is an analysis of the poem Curfew that begins with:
What else could we do, for the doors were guarded,
What else could we do, for they had imprisoned us,...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbXXXaX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11111101010 111111110101 1111110101001 11111101101 1111111100110 111111101000 11111111010 1111111001
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 401
- Average number of words per stanza: 79
- Amount of lines: 8
- Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 10
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; what, could, we, for, else are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word what is repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines us is repeated).
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