This is an analysis of the poem The Battle Eve Of The Brigade that begins with:

The mess-tent is full, and the glasses are set,
And the gallant Count Thomond is president yet; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXbb XacXbb XXXXbb ccddbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 01101101011 101011001011 01001111001 10100010011011 01011111111 111001101001 110111111110 1001010011011 1100111101 110110110011 110110011001 11101001001 11011101011 1111111010011 10101001001 10101011001 111001001001 101001001001 1111100110011 111011101101 11101111101 101011111011 101101010011 101011001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 302
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; they, and, of are repeated.

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

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

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