This is an analysis of the poem Lullaby; By The Sea that begins with:

Fair is the castle up on the hill--
Hushaby, sweet my own!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBaccB dBdccB ebeccB cBcaab XXXeeB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 100101101 100111 010110111 10101001101 001010101 100111 11010101 100111 11001001011 11111111 1010111101 100111 11110111 11111 1001001001 11011111 1010011111 100111 110110111 100111 011010101 110101101 111011100 100111 11010101 10001110 010100101 10101100101 100101101 100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 210
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

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  • summary of Lullaby; By The Sea;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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