This is an analysis of the poem Off Monomoy that begins with:

HAVE you sailed Nantucket Sound
By lightship, buoy, and bell,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbbdbdcecXcfcfgegehfhfieiehhhhffffaeXejkjklhlhafXfeaXacXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 60,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110101 1111011 110111 1110101 100101 1000101 101001 100111 0111001 0101101 110111 0100100 1101011 110101 000101 010101 101111 101001 1010111 111110 1010111 011101 111101 0100101 111101 011100 110001 011111 111101 111101 111101 111111 111101 0111010 111111 1111010 110001 101001 1111100 1100101 110101 1100010 011101 1001010 10111001 110101 0101001 010101 101100 110101 101100 0010111 100101 111011 001000 0101101 111111 1111110 100111 0100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1614
  • Average number of words per stanza: 292
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Off Monomoy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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