This is an analysis of the poem Remember The Alamo that begins with:

The war-cry at San Jacinto, Texas.
Two student lads one morning met... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbccdcefbfbdbdc bcece efgfbhbh eidjjcXcX kckckckcfafX djdjkkdX kdjdjbfbfbjbjbX lblbkbX kgdgX gbgbdedX memefgfXgjgjX bebefbfbX jbjbfjgidbdbeXeX nbnbkckc jejgjjjiX gmgmjjijaeaeX kekegXgmihXh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,16,5,8,9,12,8,15,7,5,8,13,9,16,8,9,13,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 0111101010 11011101 10011101 10111101 11110111 010101111 101100101 11010101 11010101 11111111 11011101 11111101 11011101 110101101 11010111 10110111 0101 1111 10100111 11110001 10001111 01011101 01010101 11111111 11010111 100100101 01010101 11001101 00111111 01011101 11010111 01110100 11010111 11111101 11010111 11110111 1001100 11011101 110 100101 1110111011 11011101 01010101 11011101 11010101 11010111 01110111 11101101 11010101 11010001 101101 10110101 01010101 11110101 10110111 10110101 10011111 11111111 0111 1111 01111111 11001111 10110101 11010011 11110101 01011101 01111011 11111111 010110110 010011101 11111001 11110101 11010101 1111 1101 11011111 11011101 11010111 11011101 11010111 11010 1101 1101011 11011110 01110101 01010111 01111101 01010111 111101111 11011101 01111111 11011101 10011101 11010111 101100101 11010101 11010101 11011111 11010111 11111101 11111101 1011110 11010001 1101100 11111101 11011011 11110 111 10110111 111100111 11111111 11010111 11011101 11001101 11100110 111 110111 11010111 011101101 01010111 11110101 01010111 01110101 01010100 11011101 111111101 11111101 11111111 11110101 011101100 11111101 111110101 11111101 01011101 11110101 11110011 11111111 11010101 101110111 11110111 11111101 11010111 11111111 11010101 11111111 01111101 01010101 11110100 1001 1101 11111101 10011111 11110111 11010111 11010111 01111100 10111101 11010101 11101101 010011101 11110111 01110 111 11110101 111010111 11010100 01111101 10010100 1010010111 110011101 11011100 111111011 011100101 11011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 329
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 174
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; and, i, an', death, like, his, home, o' are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words by, i, like, the, an' are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Remember The Alamo;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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