This is an analysis of the poem The Polar Quest that begins with:

UNCONQUERABLY, men venture on the quest
And seek an ocean amplitude unsailed, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXa bXbXb cc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10000110101 11110101100 1101010111 1100010111 1101100101 0101110001 0101010111 1001111101 1101011100 1101010101 0101010111 0101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 179
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of The Polar Quest;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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