This is an analysis of the poem Tennyson that begins with:

Poets they do pursue each theme
Under a gentle head of steam,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110111 10010101 111101101 01010010 0110100 01000101 11010001 01010101 01011101 01010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 339
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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 Tennyson;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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