This is an analysis of the poem The Songs Of The Lathes that begins with:

The fans and the beltings they roar round me.
The power is shaking the floor round me... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXB CdCCC aadB dddb aadb eecb ddXb dcdb aaXbXCdCCC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,4,4,4,4,4,4,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0110101111 0100100111 1011111010111110 00011001 1010101 11011101 11101010 11101010 111010101 011010011101 011010011101 0110101010100010 00011001 010011011101 1111011101 10101010100010 10011001 0110101111 10101110111 1011101000101010 111101 111101011111 1011001011111 1011101010100010 11101 0110101101 001010111101 1110111011101010 1101111 111010101 111011111 01101010101010 111111 11101011101 11111101101 1011111010100010 1110101 1010101 11011101 11101010 11101010 111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 223
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 43
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; me, flanders, guns, in, they are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, shells are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me, flanders, us are repeated).

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

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