This is an analysis of the poem Masefield, Poet And Man that begins with:

He comes as a man who has lived 'mid men
With the gloss and the polish off;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaabccXd efeeXXdcc gaggaffhhXebeebccdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,19,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110111111 00110101 111100101 1111100111 1111101 1110110101 1010110101 11110111101 1111101001 11101010101 01001101 100100101 0010010101 1010011 11101101001 0111101011 1110100101 100100101 1111101111 01111101 11100100101 1111100101 1110101 1010110101 1011101101 1010010101 1110011101 101111101 11100111 1110100111 0011110111 1010101 1110100101 010110111 1111111111 1010100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 366
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length 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; and, he, of, way are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The author used the same words he, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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