This is an analysis of the poem I Wonder What It Feels Like To Be Drowned? that begins with:
Look at my knees,
That island rising from the steamy seas! ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaaabaX aaccbcX ddeebeX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111 1101000101 0100111111 1111010001 010111 1101110011 110101100100 1111 1101010111 11110111110 11000101110 010101 01111011010 110101100100 0111 1101011001 11110111001 0111110101 011111 1100110101 110101100100
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 282
- Average number of words per stanza: 55
- Amount of lines: 21
- Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
- 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; i, and, s are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.
The poet repeated the same word i at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase i connects the lines.
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