This is an analysis of the poem Shepherd Turned Sailor that begins with:
Now Christ ye save yon bonny shepherd
Sailing on the sea;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XaXaba XbbXXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111111010 10101 11011101 110101 01011101 110101 11110111 111101 11010101 100111 11110101 111111
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 186
- Average number of words per stanza: 38
- Amount of lines: 12
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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