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

THE irresponsive silence of the land,
   The irresponsive sounding of the sea, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacacaac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0100010001 1100010001 1111001101 0101110111 1101100101 1101011111 1101111111 1111111111 1110111011 1011010101 1101111101 1101111111 1101011101 1111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 746
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
  • 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, aloof, thy, and, sometimes, i are repeated.

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

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

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