This is an analysis of the poem Pagham Harbour Spring that begins with:

The blur of sky and sea
this white grey morning...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbc XcdX eafX beXdXXb bXffd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,7,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010111 01110 01011 1001 0110101 01101 1101011 110 0101101 101011 011110111 0011000101100 00100110 10111 10001010 01110100010 011011 01010001 11101010 11000100 011 100111 010101011 01001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, dear, his are repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Pagham Harbour Spring;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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