This is an analysis of the poem To A Sea Bird (Santa Cruz 1869) that begins with:
Sauntering hither on listless wings,
Careless vagabond of the sea, ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abaaX cbccB dbddB ebeeB
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 100101101 10100001 101100111 011100111 11011100 101111111 11111101 11101101 100111001 110111101 101100111 11110111 101100101 01101011 110111101 100101101 100101111 11010111 10010111 110111101
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 188
- Average number of words per stanza: 36
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; that, and, to, on are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.
The poet repeated the same word sea at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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