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

She wandered so young on the shore around,
Her thoughts were by naught on earth now bound....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaaa aabBBb aacccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101110101 010111111 1110100111 0101 0111 1100110101 1101101101 011010101 1010100111 0111 0111 0100100101 1101111101 011110101 1100101111 0111 0111 0100111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 202
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words herself, the are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines true is repeated).

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  • summary of The Maiden On The Shore;
  • idea of the verse;
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