This is an analysis of the poem The Queen's Ships that begins with:

Queens' ships, Queens' ships
…...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: A bcdc aeXe fggg A acbc bXbb hiXi A ahXh fg XXg Xbga A adjd akXk jgXgdg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,1,4,4,4,1,4,2,3,4,1,4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 100100 10101 0101010 010110 1010111 110101 1010100 11101 101011 10101 01101010 1010001 1111 1011 00111 1011101 00101 01101100 110101 111100100 001111 111010 110110 111110 11010 1111 101111 010110 1010101 0101010 100010 11101 0101 110 10011 101010 10101 10101010 1010101 1111 1111 001110 10001 0100010 1111 01111 11011 111101 0111101 110001 1010100 111101 111010 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 109
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 62
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of The Queen's Ships;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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