This is an analysis of the poem The Wanderer that begins with:

Upon a mountain height, far from the sea,
I found a shell,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccb daeea Xceec daaaa X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101011001 1101 10110010101 1001010101 1001010101 1101011101 1111 1011111101 11011110101 1001010101 1101100101 1101 10010100001 1001010111 1001000101 1101010101 1001 1111011101 11110100111 1111111101 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words ever, sang, so are repeated.

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

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