This is an analysis of the poem The Sea And The Man that begins with:

You will not tame this sea
either by humility or rapture....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcX bXXb ac dXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,2,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101 1010100110 1111 001 10 101011 1110 101010 00101 010101 01000101011011010 0100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 57
  • Average number of words per stanza: 10
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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