This is an analysis of the poem The Sailor that begins with:

I'd like to be a sailor - a sailor bold and bluff
Calling out, 'Ship ahoy!' in manly tones and gruff.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaaaaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100010010111 101110010111 11010101011111 11110101110101 01110111111111 111000100 011101 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 350
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, i'd, to are repeated.

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

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  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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