This is an analysis of the poem That Tsusami There You See that begins with:

What in the world is that approaching?
'That is a 'tsusami'....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a XX bc dcd e fXcgf gddXcd bdXX cfcagf dhffece X XhX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,2,3,1,5,6,4,6,7,1,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101010 100100 001011010 1111010 1101101 101110110101 0101011100111 0111 10101010001111 1101101000010 111110101 1011101 1110010 101011 110111101 0111100100 1001010101 01111101 11 11 10100 101010 1110101 1110101010111 1100111 011001 0111 10101110 111 1111 101 1011 0010111 011001111 110001 1100101 1100100101 11100011111 1 1101 110101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 104
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

  • summary of That Tsusami There You See;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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