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

Climbing from out what nadir-fountained sea,
From nether incarnations none may sound—...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacbbc bdbdee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 10011101001 0100010111 1001010101 0101010101 0111010100 1111000101 01001100101 0100110100 1101010101 1111010101 11011101011 1101010100 111010101 11110100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 303
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The Pursuer;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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