This is an analysis of the poem Deep Sea Cables that begins with:

The wrecks dissolve above us; their dust drops down from afar -
Down to the dark, to the utter dark, where the blind white sea-snakes are.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcdcd eXeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010111111001 1001001011011111 1011110010010001 10111010110110101 10010011101101 1101011011011 101011100011 101010011110111 1110001011111101 10100101001001 111011001001001 101110110011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 385
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.

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