This is an analysis of the poem Canada First that begins with:
To home and Country shouts we raise I
For Home and Land to Heaven we cry ! ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aA BA cd cd ce Xe ce X e c ABXA
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,1,1,1,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 011101111 111101011 01110111 11111101 01111111 11011101 11110101 11110101 11011101 01011101 11011101 11010101 11110101 11000101 11010001 01110110 01110111 111101011 01110111 11111101
- Amount of stanzas: 12
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 60
- Average number of words per stanza: 12
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
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, home, to, we are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words we, and, to are repeated.
The author used the same words to, for at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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