This is an analysis of the poem Cape Cod that begins with:

The low sandy beach and the thin scrub pine,
The wide reach of bay and the long sky line,— ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aab ccb ddd eed ffa Xcca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110110111 0110110111 111111 011100111 10111101001 100011 01011111 1011110111 100111 010110111 1010110111 110101 0111110101 0110110101 100101 101011101011 1011011101 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 119
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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  • summary of Cape Cod;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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