This is an analysis of the poem An Arctic Quest that begins with:

O proudly name their names who bravely sail
To seek brave lost in Arctic snows and seas! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaXabbabcdcXdcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101111101 0111010111 1101111111 1111111111 0111001 1011 0111010111 1111011101 1101010001 11010101 11 011001001100 1001011101 11110 00111 0101110111 010111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 649
  • Average number of words per stanza: 114
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • 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; and is repeated.

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