This is an analysis of the poem Song-Books Of The War that begins with:

In fifty years, when peace outshines
Remembrance of the battle lines,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbbccadad eXeXffbbeXeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001111 01000101 010010111 11010101 11011101 11010101 10010101 10110111 11010101 01011101 110101001 11010111 11010101 01010101 11011111 11111111 11110111 100110101 10010111 11010101 1010111001 011101010 11011101 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 444
  • Average number of words per stanza: 80
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; of, and are repeated.

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

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