This is an analysis of the poem Gaze Into Our Depths: We Are The Emerald that begins with:

Gaze into our depths: we are the Emerald,
Everlasting and leafy, like the soul of the oceans,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abca cXXb dXec XXed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10011110100 10101101010010 10111011 110100110001 110010110010 1010010111110 1011010101011 10110001010 1010010011011 01010110010 010110010001 011101010111 0101011011 01011011101 111100111 1111101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 191
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, we are repeated.

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