This is an analysis of the poem By The Shore that begins with:
All night by the shore.
The obscure water, the long white lines of advancing foam, the rustle and thud, the panting sea-breaths, the pungent... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: Abc dd eE XaX Ddfcgc cdfh Ac eef ehaeE ahhe Df Xac dhgedbeXb AdhX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,2,2,3,6,4,2,3,5,4,2,3,9,4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 11101 00110011100101010110101101011 011110001001000110001101100001 0101110101011 01100111001001 110100101101111100101 11111111100101 110101001011001011111011011111110 101011110110111011111111 010110111110111011110010 0111 010101011 1001101001011111011 110100111110010 1010111101101011100101 111100101001101110111111100101 111110111111001010 10111111110101110011010011 11110111001011010111 1111111100010 11101 101001010 011111110111111 110100111 110110 111111101011 1101001 1101001 01101111011011100101010110011111 11111111100101 11011101011001 11011111110001 01001100100101110111101111111110111001011 10101001011111011011 0111 1001101101001010100100011011 1101001111011011110111110001 1111110110110111101000101 10111101100101001101110111 111111110101111100100101011011 1010100110101111011011011000101111 1001010101011 11110101 11110010010001 011101011110111 0110110111 110100101110111001 0100101111110100101 11101 1011110001 0101111111 10111010001011010110100111110100101
- Amount of stanzas: 11
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 334
- Average number of words per stanza: 65
- Amount of lines: 55
- Average number of symbols per line: 66 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 13
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, me, i, and, them, through, spread, my, face, after, myself, it, by, all, ever, with are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, i are repeated.
The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me, on are repeated).
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase all connects the lines.
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