This is an analysis of the poem Sea-Shell, The that begins with:

“And love will stay-a summer’s day! ”
A long wave rippled up the strand; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcaca dedebaba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 01110101 11011101 11011101 11011111 11110101 01010111 010101 11110111 110111010 11010111 1101010 11110101 11011101 01010101 110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 305
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Sea-Shell, The;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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