This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet On Affixing A Tablet To The Memory Of Captain Cook And Sir Joseph Banks Against The Rock Of Their First Landing In Botany Bay that begins with:

I have been musing what our Banks had said
And Cook, had they had second sight, that here... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXaabbacdecde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101011111 1111110111 1100010110 0100110101 1101111011 1111011111 1111010111 1111010101 01011101001 1001000101 1101010101 1101010101 1100010011 0110110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 615
  • Average number of words per stanza: 112
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; had is repeated.

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