This is an analysis of the poem A Poet's Atlantis that begins with:

Away! away! we will sail the sea,
To find some sweet and flowery isle,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXcXc bdbdecec fdfdbcbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010110101 011111001 001010111 01011101 101110101 010010101 111010101 1010010111 111101001 01011101 101010101 101010101 111010101 001011101 01011101 010100101 010110101 11111101 110111101 0011100101 1010101101 1010110111 110101101 0010010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 309
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

    The poet repeated the same word love at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of A Poet's Atlantis;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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