This is an analysis of the poem A Land Shanty that begins with:
Sou' sou' east, with the course set fair
Heave ho, me hearties!... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXaaX bbbX bXbbX cccX dXdXX XXXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,5,4,5,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11100111 11110 101011101 1010101 11110 11110101 101110101 111110111 11110 11101 11110 101111111 101111111 11110 101011101 111010001 1111101101 111110 1101111011 11110 101111111 001010101 11110 11010111 101111101 11010011 0011110
- Amount of stanzas: 6
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
- Average number of words per stanza: 31
- Amount of lines: 27
- Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; me is repeated.
The poet repeated the same words ', hearties at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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