This is an analysis of the poem Will Sail Tomorrow that begins with:

THE good ship lies in the crowded dock,
Fair as a statue, firm as a rock: ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaccdD eefffXffdD ggbbXXhhdD iiffaajjdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001100101 110111101 011100111 010100111 1011101001 0111110101 1101000101 1011100101 11010 1010 110101011 001011111 010110101 101011111 10101100111 101011111 101011111 1011101111 11010 1010 010010101 011100111 00001111 010010111 010111001 101100110 11111101 110011111 111010 1010 1101101010 101111010 10111101 10101101 110101001 100110011 101000101 11011001101 11010 11010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 372
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, and, to, morrow are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines morrow is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word morrow at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • central theme;
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