This is an analysis of the poem Lift Your Right Arm that begins with:

Lift your right arm, she said.
I lifted my right arm....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbaXaXaAAabAbcbAccab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 110111 111111 110111101101 1111111 1101 1111111 10 111111 101 11111 10 1111 1100 11111 10 1011111110101 011001110101111 10110101011 11111101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 614
  • Average number of words per stanza: 120
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; arm, my, put, down, said, i are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines next is repeated).

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