This is an analysis of the poem The Treasures Of The Deep that begins with:

What hid'st thou in thy treasure-caves and cells?
Thou hollow-sounding and mysterious main!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dadXbb dcdXcc efefgg hihiXbXbdbdcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1110110111 11010101001 11001111101 11111000101 1111010101 111101 1101111101 1111011101 1101010101 1011010100 11011111101 111101 1101111111 0101000111 1111010001 11100010100 11001001101 110001 1101010111 1111110011 1111010101 0101001111 1111111101 110111 1101110111 0111111111 0111110101 1011011101 111101110100 110111 0101010111 11111010101 101111101001 1111010101 1101010101 010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 264
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • 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:

    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, of, thy are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word yet at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of The Treasures Of The Deep;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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