This is an analysis of the poem Song Of The Red War-Boat that begins with:
Shove off from the wharf-edge! Steady!
Watch for a smooth! Give way! ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd EfEf ghXhgigi jhjheiei Xkekekek edXdcdcd EfEf clclcmcm cicicfcfXekek
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,8,8,8,8,4,8,13,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11001110 110111 01101010 11101001 0101010 0110101 11001110 0111001 111101010 010111 01111010 1111101 1011110 1110101 1100100 101001001 1011110 1100111 01111010 11101001 1001110 0001011 1011010 011101 11101010 0011111 1010110 111101 01010110 0111101 111110 100101 1101110 1101001 110110 111001 110010 1111101 11011110 10111001 01010110 11111011 111001110 1101101 111101010 1010111 01111010 1100101 1011010 1111110 111010010 1101001 1011010 11101001 11010010 1011101 1011110 100111 11001010 11111001 1111010 0111001 01011110 110101 111101010 1111101 010111110 010111
- Amount of stanzas: 10
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 219
- Average number of words per stanza: 43
- Amount of lines: 68
- 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:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it's, her, we, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.
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