This is an analysis of the poem Dispassionate! that begins with:

There happens to be a port for light-skinned gals on the shore of Malay Sea.
Seen many a sea all across the globe; been through Kuala Lumpur, Java,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaba XcXca addab eeXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110000111111010101 110011010101101110 110101011010111011111 101101010101010111 1100111001101001 110001101001001011 111000111110111001 1110101111111011 11110100101110101 11100111001101001 10100100101010001001 0100101010100011 01000100111111011 0110110110101010111 10010111001101001111 111110001011100101 1110110100011011 111110011111 111111011001010001100 0111001110001101011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 373
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 74 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The author used the same word there at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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