This is an analysis of the poem Cavalier Tunes: Marching Along that begins with:

Kentish Sir Byng stood for his King,
Bidding the crop-headed Parliament swing:... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaAcXbbdeAA ffddeAA ccggeaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111101 1001101001 1100101001 11011011011 10011011 1101001001 111101111 0010110110010 10111001 1001011111 11 10 10011011 1101001001 1001101001 1100010111011 10011001 1011001111 10 10011011 1101001001 1111101101 001011111001 110111011 11001011101 10 11011011 1101001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 387
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word song at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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