Analysis of A Partisan's Protest

Ambrose Bierce 1842 (Meigs County) – 1914 (Chihuahua)



O statesmen, what would you be at,
With torches, flags and bands?
You make me first throw up my hat,
And then my hands.


Scheme ABAB
Poetic Form Quatrain 
Metre 11011111 110101 11111111 0111
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 124
Words 26
Sentences 3
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 4
Lines Amount 4
Letters per line (avg) 23
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 90
Words per stanza (avg) 24
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. more…

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