This is an analysis of the poem In Port that begins with:

Out of the fires of the sunset come we again to our own­
We have girdled the world in our sailing under many an orient star;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa bbbb caca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001000111101011 1110010110101011011 10110100100111 1111100111110101 0110101101110011 011010111100101 11101101001001110 100100111100101 11011100101011 10000110110101 1111111101011 1010111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 253
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; our, of, we are repeated.

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

  • summary of In Port;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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