This is an analysis of the poem Safety On The Shore that begins with:
What though the sea be calm? Trust to the shore;
Ships have been drown'd, where late they danced before.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1101011001 1101111101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 105
- Average number of words per stanza: 19
- Amount of lines: 2
- Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 10
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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