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

ALL the air was tranced and the sea was stilled,
And we stood and dreamed of a world to be. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXababcdcdebeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111010111 1111100100 1010111101 0010100 111101111 1010111111 10110001011 1010101 111110101 1111111101 1110110111 1100111 110111101 00100111111 1011100101 1110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 687
  • Average number of words per stanza: 130
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, i, you, that, never are repeated.

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

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  • summary of On The Sands;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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