This is an analysis of the poem Sydney Cove, 1788 that begins with:

SHE sat on the rocks, her fireless eyes
Teased and tired with the thoughts of yore;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaaaaacacdedecfcfghghijij
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110101001 111000101 1100101001 11001111001 011111110 1010010101 1100101010 1010100111 011100011 1110100101 1110110111 110110101 111110101 01011101 111110101 1111000101 01011101 01010101 01110101 11010101 11011111 01011111 11011111 01110001 111111011 11010101 11010111 110110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1119
  • Average number of words per stanza: 211
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • 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; alien, and, stars are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a is repeated.

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