This is an analysis of the poem Three Marching Songs that begins with:

REMEMBER all those renowned generations,
They left their bodies to fatten the wolves,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbCDDcaccceXCDDCXabXbbCDdCecccffgHHGXeheffGHHGXchceeGHHG XaciXhhEEXXihXXeX EEXEibXbccEEeE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 60,17,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011011010 1111001001 11111010010 1011011001 0101011 010101 01011101 110111 110111 11010101 01011011010 0101111011 01011111010 0101111111 111101 111000 01011101 110111 110111 11110101 11110010010 1111001001 11110111010 1101000110 110110 100111 01011101 110111 110111 11110101 010110010010 01011001001 1101100101 1101011101 1101001 0111001 11010101 111111 101101 11111101 1111011100 0101001011 011100101 110100101 1101111 110101 11010101 111111 101101 11111101 1011011101 1101011011 111011110010 0100110101 1111011 1111101 11010101 111111 101101 11111101 1 1101010010 1100101111 10001011010 1011101001 110101 110001 1011001101 111101 110101 1011001100 11111110010 1011101001 11111011010 1001111110 111101 111101 1011001101 111101 1101010 1011001101 10001011010 11011011101 100110011011 1111101111 1110111 100101 1011001101 111101 110101 1011001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1080
  • Average number of words per stanza: 204
  • Amount of lines: 91
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; to, be, all, that, have, no, wind, march, and, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words they, remember, mock, the, march are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase stood connects the lines.

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