This is an analysis of the poem Do Kings Put Faith In Fortressed Walls, And Bar that begins with:

Do kings put faith in fortressed walls, and bar
Their cities' gates, as strong to keep out war?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabbXXaccX dXdefefcghcghg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11110100111 1101110111 0100010101 1101101101 100110110011 010001010 0100010100 1111011101 0100011101 11010101001 1111100 1111010111 1101110101 0111011101 1101110100 0101010101 1111010100 0111001101 110101 1111111111 111101 1001110101 1111 1111010101 1011110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 507
  • Average number of words per stanza: 89
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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