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

Chorus
Beat the drum of victory! Beat it!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a Xb X cXcb XcXb XXab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,1,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10 101010010 1010100 10 1011011011 1011101001 001010101101 010110101010100 1001111010 1011011 001111010001 10101111010100 1011101110010 10110110 1010100111111 111101011010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 105
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; beat, we, and are repeated.

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

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

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