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

Walking with Jesus the slow,
behind the beat. Mr. Resistance. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXa abc bdX dbX bcXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001001 010110010 101100101 110101 01000001 11101110 011111 1110101 01011111 0100011 01010011 10011101 11101110 010101010 01010101 10110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 99
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of Alcide;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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