This is an analysis of the poem Lost At Sea that begins with:

I stood where the starlit heavens
Spread away over field and glen,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdad efbf cfeX baga cfaf baXaXgaga
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101010 10110111 10101010 10100101 101001010 0100101 010001010 1100101 1011001110 1100101 101001010 1100101 11001110 1001111 010110110 1100101 01001010 1101101 01001010 0010101 10111010 00110111 01001110 11001001 11011010 0110101 01111010 01001001 10111010 0010101 10101010 0101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Lost At Sea;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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