This is an analysis of the poem On The Sea that begins with:

It keeps eternal whisperings around
Desolate shores, and with its mighty swell... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbaaXaXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0101010001 1001100101 1111010101 01010111001 1010110101 1100010101 0111010111 1101010001 11111111110 10010100001 11111100111 1111010100 1111110111 01111001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 615
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of On The Sea;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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