This is an analysis of the poem At Eighty that begins with:

Push the boat out, compañeros,
push the boat out, whatever the sea....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXbacXcabaXXbXbaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011100 101111001 11110101 101011111 01000111100 10010111 111100110 11101101 1100110110 01101110 101111111 11000101 11010001 01000100 011100111 101100001 01010101 11010111 101001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 672
  • Average number of words per stanza: 122
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase unknown connects the lines.

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  • summary of At Eighty;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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