This is an analysis of the poem Sea Song that begins with:

A wet sheet and a flowing sea,
A wind that follows fast, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbcaca XacacaXa Xdcdcaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110101 011101 11011101 110101 11010111 110101 01001111 110101 11011101 110111 11010101 111101 11110111 001111 01010011 110111 1100111 110011 11010100 010101 01010111 010101 101011100 110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 247
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 words a, and, the are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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