This is an analysis of the poem To All You Ladies Now At Land that begins with:

To all you ladies now at land
We men at sea indite;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccD aeaeffD babaffD gagaggD chcfaaD baiaccD fefeccD cfcfeeD jbjbaaD gigikkDXgggghfD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110111 111101 11111101 110001 01011101 11010101 0011111 11010111 111101 10110101 010101 11011111 11111111 0011111 10111111 111101 11011111 110111 111101001 01110101 0011111 01010101 010111 01010101 1101101 11110011 11010111 0011111 11010101 1111010 01111101 1111111 11010111 01011101 0011111 11110101 010111 11010101 110111 11110111 11111111 0011111 0111001001 110101 11110011 111101 11010101 10011111 0011111 111111001 111101 11010011 110101 010111001 01111111 0011111 11010111 110101 10010111 110101 11110111 01111101 0011111 01011001 010101 11110101 110100 11011101 01110011 0011111 11111111 111111 01010101 110011 11010100 11110111 0011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 247
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 77
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; la, and, our, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word la at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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