This is an analysis of the poem Shore Twilight that begins with:

Lo, find we here when the ripe day is o'er
A kingdom of enchantment by the shore! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xa XX bX cc dd ee ff aaXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11111011010 0100010101 0101010110 01001010101 1011010101 1001110100 1011110101 1101110111 1011101111 0101010101 1011010101 0101011100 11110100101 01010001001 1101011101 0111000101 1101010100 10011110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 81
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Shore Twilight;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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