This is an analysis of the poem Catharine Livingston that begins with:

Her little bark on Life's wide Ocean tossed,
In the unequal struggle soon was lost,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccXXbbdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101111101 0001010111 0101010101 1101011111 11111010011 1101000110101 0101010001 01010101 0101010001 0101010101 1101010101 0101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 511
  • Average number of words per stanza: 85
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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