This is an analysis of the poem We Waves that begins with:

WE, we waves,
That are rocking the winds ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aABa XXXccXXaAB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111 111001 01 11011 111110 111010 1111 100100 100100 101000 111 111001 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 91
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 20 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; we is repeated.

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

  • summary of We Waves;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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