This is an analysis of the poem The Song Of The Sword--To Rudyard Kipling that begins with:

The Sword
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  • Rhyme scheme: AbAccb bXbdefggbXehfgciajhfifeckA eaehkXcleckaXmhfiXalgiiXXlniogXbafiaelA fKbcmcaXgXgijcgeggKihpcncblXXfimiXhbXlilfkA hiigiaieacibieobglciXcedXapihlpXXabbefpXbhgaA AbAXXlb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,26,39,43,45,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01 10 01001001001 100100 101100 0101101 00010 1101001 00011 10010 0100101 1001 101100 111100 10010 0111000 1001 1110010 111010 010010 0100100 1001 001001 1011 1010010 01101 001001 1010110 101000 00100100 110101 1101 1111110 110110 11001 1010110 0110101 1101 001101 00110100 1101 0010010 1111111 011011 10010 110010 0110110 10010 110101 1010100 1101 00100100 11010 10010 1001 0010100 11010 1101100 1001 00100010 11010 010011 110010 111010 01001 1011 10100101 1101 01100100 100100 1101 10110 101101 10010 001111 00100101 110100 110101 10111 11011 11110 110010 010010 101101 00010 10010 11000 100101 100100 101101 10110 101110 110101 10010 01011 11001 1010110 111010 011010 1101100 101101 101100 101101 10110 1110 00100100 10110 0110100 1111000 111010 111100 110101 111101 1101 110110 1101 0010010 11010 0100100 11010 111010 11101 001001 10010 101010 110010 10010 010010 01101 001101 1001 00100100 1001 1000010 010010 110010 0011010 01011 1000100 1101 001001 001111 1010010 110100 1101 1000100 110100 1001 110110 1101100 101100 1101 0010011 11001 1001010 110110 110100 110001 1101 01 10 01001001001 101000 1001010 100100100 01101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 665
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 166
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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; sword, and, of, follow, thus are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and, follow, thrust, i are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines sword is repeated).

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

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