This is an analysis of the poem Strike Stone On Steel that begins with:

Strike stone on steel,
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef cgcg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 1001 1111 0100011 1011101 0100101 111011 11101 1101001 1011011 111001011 1110101 111111 1100111 10101101 00110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 112
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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; you is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word you at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Strike Stone On Steel;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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