This is an analysis of the poem Port Stanley that begins with:

Lines composed on an excursion to port Stanley, 1883.
In winter time 'tis sad and dreary...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aabbaa ccddXa aaaaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101001101 010111110 10111010 11010101 00100001 11001110 10101110 11010111 11010001 11011101 11010101 1010001 10100110 11111010 10100110 01010110 11111110 11010111 11110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Port Stanley;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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