This is an analysis of the poem Man Overboard that begins with:

YOUNG, the naked stoker who went
Mad with the fires and leapt to the sea,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXcdcdebeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10101011 1001011001 11100111 111100100 010010001 111110101 100100111 0010101101 010110111 011110101 101010101 1101011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 464
  • Average number of words per stanza: 85
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Man Overboard;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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