This is an analysis of the poem When London Calls that begins with:

They leave us - artists, singers, all -
When London calls aloud,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab Cbcb dede bebX fafa cgcg haha XXXi cece caca cici jcjc bibi CkXk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 110101 01000100 0101 11010111 110101 010100101 01001 01011101 110111 11110101 0101 01000101 010111 01010101 1000 11011111 010101 11100101 0101 01001101 011101 01110111 1101 01011101 010100 01000101 1101 11110100 110100 11011101 1101 11011111 110101 110100101 0011 01110101 110101 0110111 1101 01010001 0101001 01110101 1101 10110001 010111 01000101 0101 11010111 1100011 110101001 1101 11010111 011101 1001010 1001
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 121
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words from, and 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.

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  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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