This is an analysis of the poem Death Is A Fisherman that begins with:

Death is a fisherman, the world we see
His fish-pond is, and we the fishes be; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaaabb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001010111 0110110100 011100101001 0111110100 1011100101 1110011111 1101011111 1101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 333
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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