This is an analysis of the poem Song Of The Crew Of Diaz that begins with:

On the Discovery of the Cape of Good Hope,
or Cape of Storms ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab cdbd ebXb bfXf cgbX faha heXe bgXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100100001001 1101 1111101 1010101 10101010 010101 1101010 1110101 1001010 111101 0111010 111101 101110010 1010101 11111010 011101 1010101 10011000 0111010 110101 1111110 110101 11111110 110101 11101010 1110001 11101010 00110001 11101010 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 118
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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; of is repeated.

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

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