This is an analysis of the poem If You'Ve Seen A Mount Of Sea Foam (Verse V) that begins with:

If you've seen a mount of sea foam,
It is my verse you have seen:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba cddc beeb fggf X XXXX X fXg hXXX XXhX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,1,4,1,3,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101011 0011111 1101010 1010101 1101010 1110101 1100111 001001010 1100101 1100101 1100110 10101001 1101101 1001001 0101001 0101001 111100100101 111100100 1110111 110111011 11000010 11011011 1111101 11011100 11110010 1101011010 10111000 1101110100 1101110100 1101010100 11011100 11101010 11111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 93
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ves, un, monte, verso, es, de are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words with, si, mi are repeated.

    The author used the same words my, si, mi at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of If You'Ve Seen A Mount Of Sea Foam (Verse V);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
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