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

You saw perched on a cliff a maid,
Her raiment white above the breakers,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdaeae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 010101010 10111111 010111010 11110101 110101010 110010101 011001010 10010101 010101110 11010101 111111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 443
  • Average number of words per stanza: 83
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • 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; and is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Tempest;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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