This is an analysis of the poem A Martyr's Morale that begins with:

We too could take the rest at home,
We too could enjoy the pleasure of 'foam',...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbaaXX ccded eebXd ffXgd cceee hhbbd ggiid X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,5,5,5,5,5,5,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11110111 1110101001 111001011 010111111 1010010011 1111100 11001101 11011010 011101011 11010011 110111110 11111010 1101101001 111101110 1111010010 11001010010 1001111010 0101111001101 110100101 01011010101 10110010010 111001001 111010101 011101001 11110101011 1101100010 01001111010 1010110011010 1101111011 011011101001 1111011 01011101 00101010111 110010101 110010100101 010010111001 1010010001 111110101 0101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 192
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 39
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; we, too, be, your are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word we is repeated.

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  • summary of A Martyr's Morale;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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