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Eight in a row,
with nowhere to go,
except for the two
who can jump straight through.
Eight out in front,
not one a runt.
Across the range,
to make a change.
By foot or by horse,
they stay the course.
Til the victory is won,
And the battle is done.
What does this represent?
AnswerA chess match
The first stanza is about the 8 pieces in the back row who can't move because of the pawns in front of them, except for the knights who can 'jump right through'.
The second stanza refers to the pawns, not one a runt, as they are all the same size. And the second part refers to them moving across the board to change into another piece on the far side.
The last stanza refers to movement by regular, 'foot soldiers', or by the 'horse', knight pieces and that the game continues until one side wins.
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