This is an analysis of the poem Sonnets Of The Empire: Hawk that begins with:

Great sea dog, fighter in the great old way!
What though thy ships were tinder, and the pest ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbaacdacd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111000111 1111010101 1011011111 1111010101 1101011101 0111010101 1101010001 1101010011 1110011111 1101010111 0111110101 1001011101 11011000101 1111100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 637
  • Average number of words per stanza: 121
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thy, of are repeated.

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