This is an analysis of the poem By Wave And War that begins with:

Once again the ocean fulness,
Once again the daring leap,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabacdXXdXd ef efcgXegXg bbXbXbhbbhb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,2,9,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 1010101 111101010 1110101 11101110 1110101 10111010 10101010 0010011 1110101011100110 11111010111 10101010 1010101 11101110 1010111 11101110 10101001 10101110 10111010 1010101 101111100010011 11100110111 10101010 1010011 10101010 1011010 10101010 1010111 10101110 10101010 01010101 00101110001010010 10100010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 307
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; that, and, i, they, of are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of By Wave And War;
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