This is an analysis of the poem To A Sea Shell that begins with:

Friend of my chamber--O thou spiral shell
That murmurest of the ever-murmuring sea! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXaabbacdbdbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1011011101 110000101001 0100010100 1101000111 1101001111 1101000110 11010101001 1100111111 1111011001 1011110101 0101100101 1001000101 1001010101 01100010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 567
  • Average number of words per stanza: 96
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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