This is an analysis of the poem Reconciliation that begins with:

WORD over all, beautiful as the sky!
Beautiful that war, and all its deeds of carnage, must in time be... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXbbXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101100101 1001111010101010 1001 1010010111010010 10111001011 1110001010111101 111111111001011 1 111111001101100 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 485
  • Average number of words per stanza: 83
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Reconciliation;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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