This is an analysis of the poem When The Evening Star Went Down that begins with:

The morning was fearful at sea--
The voyagers weary and pale;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbXcdC eefFF aagagcXC gXXdfcdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,5,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01011011 01001011 110010101 0110101 11011010 11101001 110011101 1010001011 11001001 01101001 110111101 0101101 0101101 11001001 11001011 010110111 0100111 10011011 11001101 110011011 1010001011 01001001 11001101 110110101 01101001 01101101 11001011 011110101 1010001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 256
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, in are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines waves is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word down at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of When The Evening Star Went Down;
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