This is an analysis of the poem Inchcape Rock that begins with:
No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
The Ship was still as she could be; ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd Xcee ddcX aaff bbcc eegg hhcX iihh ffcX aajj aaaa ffbb jjdd eecc jjffXjjdd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1100111001 01111110 0101001110 011100010 0110111011 011100111 1101111011 10110111 01001000 111110111 101000101011 110010101 1011110101 010010101 111101001 1101001000 0100101101 11010111 01111111 11110011 010001111 010110101 11010101 110110101 1101010001 011100111 01110011 101011100 01110111 11111101 11100111 11101001000 010100101 10011111 11110001 1110100111 1101001001 01011101 1110111001 1101001000 11010101 110111001 11110101 11011101 11011001 11010111 01110111 11001101 101010101 11001111 111000101 1100100101 11110101 110110101 11111101 1111110111 11110101 1011101101 10101001001 11000111 11010101 11010001 011011001 010100101 11000101 110110101 011000111 0100111001
- Amount of stanzas: 17
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
- Average number of words per stanza: 30
- Amount of lines: 68
- Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; no, in, they, d, we are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words her, and, the are repeated.
The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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