This is an analysis of the poem Sailor And Shade that begins with:

SAILOR
You, who have compassed land and sea,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aabacdeddfXfafcghghg g hiiieagaajbjdaga
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,20,1,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 10 111100111 111001 11110101 110101 010010111 1010101 111101001 111101 010010101 010101 11111110 110101 01111101 111001 01110101 111111 11011101 110101 100111111 010001 1 010101001 1011101 11111111 110101 11110101 110110 101011111 1100101 01110111 110011 11011111 1101001 11100101 110111 01111111 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 279
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 39
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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