This is an analysis of the poem The Cumberland that begins with:
At anchor in Hampton Roads we lay,
On board of the Cumberland sloop-of-war;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abaccb Xdeffd eceggc chciih ejeXXj dkXggk ahabbh elejjl
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110010111 1100100101 11100100101 01000111 10101 001101 110100110 010100111 11110101011 11001001 0101 01101 10111001 101100101 110101001 1101001 01001 01101 111101101 010100111 111100101 1111001 01101 00101 1110101 0010011101 101101001 101001101 1011010 001011 11010111 111100101 110100110 00101001 10101 10101 1110111001 1101110101 11100111 1001001 101001 101101 111111001 111100101 1110111 1110101 10101 10101
- Amount of stanzas: 8
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 190
- Average number of words per stanza: 37
- Amount of lines: 48
- 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:
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.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, ' are repeated.
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- summary of The Cumberland;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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