This is an analysis of the poem The Lost Legion that begins with:

There's a Legion that never was 'listed,
That carries no colours or crest,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaXbcbCb XdaddecfCf geheagXXCX gibicgXgCg fjhjXcXcgc cbXbXgXgXgXgXgXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010110110 11011011 110010100 01001101 110111110 11111111 1110011010 01111101 11 01111101 110110010 11011001 110111011 11101001 110110100 11011101 111110010 110010010 11 110010010 110010010 110111001 110110110 11101001 111011110 01011011 010100010 0011001010 11 101001010 011010110 01011111 1110010010 101001011 111111111 101101001 0010010010 0111101 11 001001101 110010010 11001001 010011011 1110011001 1111010010 111111101 1010110110 01110101 01 11010101 1011110010 0110100001 00101101000 01001001 1010011110 101011101 1010110110 11001001 10 11101001 01 01101001 11 01101001 1 01101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 397
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 66
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and, us, some, of, with, we've, on, as are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, we've, the, we, to are repeated.

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