This is an analysis of the poem Jaws that begins with:

Seven nations stood with their hands on the jaws of death.
It was the first week in August, Nineteen Hundred Fourteen. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaaXXXXXBaB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101110101 01011010111011 11100101000111100 1101101100 1101101 1110011 1110 11110101 1010100101110 11 01010110111110 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 470
  • Average number of words per stanza: 83
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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