This is an analysis of the poem The Stars that begins with:

ONLY the stars remain to travelers' eyes
Unalterable; the waters change their hue... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef ghgh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10010101001 01000010111 01010001001 0101010101 1111111101 1111010001 1101010101 1101000111 1111010111 1101000101 1011110111 11100111101 1001010101 1111011101 1101010111 1111010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 168
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; to, and are repeated.

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

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