This is an analysis of the poem The Captive Air Of Chandipur-On-Sea that begins with:

Day after day the drunk sea at Chandipur
spits out the gauze wings of shells along the beach...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcbbXdbXc eXeXXaXXcdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010111100 11011010101 1100110101 111001001111 010110010111 101100010100 010111111 0101010101111 1011111101001 010110101100 00101 1100111001 0011001100 0101001 1001110 1010010111 10000101001 0111001001011 111110101010 01110110111 010100110101 10010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 477
  • Average number of words per stanza: 90
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.

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

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

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