This is an analysis of the poem Wingless Victory that begins with:

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Victory! Was that proud word once so dear?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccbbcXX dadXaX Xceecceec eccXeX Xfeeffeef bcbggc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,6,9,6,9,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 1001111111 1100010101 1101010111 01010011011 1111010101 1111010111 001100101100 1111110110 1101010001 1111110101 1011011101 1101110001 1001111100 00100010100 1 1111101101 1111011101 1111110100 1001011101 0101111101 0111110111 11110110010 0111110111 0101010101 1111110101 01110101111 0101101100 1101111101 1111110101 1 1001111101 10001110001 1101010101 01011111001 1101011001 1111001101 11111001001 0111010001 1001111101 1100011101 1011010011 0011110111 11001010111 0100011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 305
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 47
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; we, and, to are repeated.

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

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