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

I WROUGHT and battled and wept, near and afar
I scanned the secret of the bud and star. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc dd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11110111101 1101000111 11110101001 1100101101 1111010101 1101010101 1101111101 1101011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 91
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

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