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

Consider the sea's listless chime;
Time's self it is, made audible - ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaXca deedccd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 01001101 11001100 01000111 10010001 00111111 11110111 01110101 11010101 01000101 01011111 10110111 01010001 11000111 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 247
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The Sea Limits;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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