This is an analysis of the poem San Borondon that begins with:

Saint Brandan, a Scotch abbot, long ago
Sailed southward with a swarm of monks, to sow... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcddeXffggffeXgghhiijjfXggkkccffeXdXllhhffddffbbeeiihhddffjjddddhhjjddllddmmXciiffddXXeeddbbddffddiiggiiffggmmXhggaaeXcXggeXllggeXiihX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 136,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1100110101 1100010101 0101010101 0101010100 11001001111 1101010101 1101010111 0111011100 11110100101 1101100111 11110011101 11000111001 11011110001 0101111101 1100110111 1111001100 0100110101 1101011101 0111110001 010010010101 1101111101 1101110111 1011010101 0111111101 1001110101 1101011101 1101010101 0101000111 1101010101 1011111101 1101111101 01110101001 1111110111 1101010101 1001010101 1100110100 11011100101 1101010110 0111010101 1101010111 1111110101 0101111111 1111011111 01011100111 1101011111 1111010111 1101011111 1110110011 0111010101 0111010101 11111100101 0101110101 1101110111 01001110101 1101011101 010010010111 1111011101 0111011101 1111010101 0101010101 1011110101 1101011101 0111110101 1011111101 1101010101 1101001101 1100010101 1101010101 11001010101 0101010101 1101011101 0101010101 0111110111 1101110101 0101010101 1001010101 0111010111 01001101101 0101010101 1111110101 11011111001 0101010101 1111110101 1101010111 0111011101 1111010001 1111011111 1100110111 1101010111 1101000101 11110100111 0110011101 1101010101 01011001101 11110010101 0110010111 1101010011 0101111101 1100010111 1101011101 1101110101 1111111111 110101101001 0101010101 1101101101 0111001101 1111011101 1100010111 1001011101 1101010101 0101111101 1101111111 0101110110 1111010101 1101011111 0001010111 1001011101 1101110101 0111010111 010001111100 01010010101 0111011101 01011101001 1111010111 1101001111 100101011 1101011101 1111010101 11110100101 11010100101 0100110111 1101001100 1101010011 11110010001 11001000011 1101110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 5941
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1098
  • Amount of lines: 136
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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, that, it, and, her, we are repeated.

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

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

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

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