This is an analysis of the poem Long Island Sound that begins with:

I see it as it looked one afternoon
In August,-by a fresh soft breeze o'erblown. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaaabbacdcdaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101011101 01010111100 0100010101 0111110101 0101001101 0101010101 0101000111 01001010101 0011010111 1000110101 01011101001 1101100011 1010011101 1111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 614
  • Average number of words per stanza: 107
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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 the is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Long Island Sound;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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