This is an analysis of the poem The Ocean Yacht Race that begins with:

A noble sight is this, I ween,
Fair panorama of the sea,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabcXcacdc efgffgcgdgcgfX ehghgeXe gfdfgfXX aibijjeeaa kkljljgmgmefefgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,14,8,8,10,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01010011 11010001 01010101 010101 11011101 1101001 11011101 011101 11010101 100001 11011101 0100101 110010101 1100111 010111001 110101 11011101 110101 01010010 010101 0101010 0100101 1101010 110001 01011101 110100 11011101 010101 110011101 011111 11000101 110101 01010100 1010101 11110101 110101 10111101 110101 01010101 010101 110100 010110 10110101 1001001 010100101 0101001 01011101 11111101 11010111 11001111 110001001 10010111 11110101 01110111 01011111 11010001 011100101 011101 10010001 10110111 10110011 110111 11000111 010101 01000101 1110101 11001101 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 354
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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