This is an analysis of the poem Sunlight On The Sea that begins with:

[The Philosophy of a Feast]
Make merry, comrades, eat and drink... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a BcbcacaXdedE fcfcXgagbeBE fcXcchchieiE jcjchchcbebE fcfcXakafefE cccXkXkXfefE BcbckfkfdedEXjcjchkhkdedE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,12,12,12,12,12,12,25,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00100001 11011111 01110101 01010101 01110111 01111101 01110101 11010111 11011100 11110111 11011101 11011101 011101 11010111 01110101 11111101 11010001 11110111 11010111 11011111 01111111 11111101 11111101 11011111 011101 11010111 01110101 110101110 11011111 01110101 10110001 11111101 111101001 111111110 11110101 11011111 011101 11010111 01110101 11110101 11010111 11011111 11011111 11111111 01111101 11011101 11000101 11010111 011101 01010101 01110101 01010101 01011100 11010111 11010101 110101001 11010101 01010001 11110101 11110101 011101 11111111 01110101 11010101 11001100 1001101 11011101 11111101 010101111 101100101 10111111 11000101 011101 11011111 01110101 11000101 110110111 11110101 01010101 11010101 11010101 01111101 11010111 10010111 011101 11111111 0111010101 11010001 11011111 11010111 11101111 11110101 110010100 11011101 11010001 01010101 011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 377
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 97
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; and, we, he, i are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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  • summary of Sunlight On The Sea;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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