This is an analysis of the poem Canada that begins with:

It was formerly believed, on a sea-battered shore
though the storm at home blasted,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdd ebdXce cXaefd cXXfdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0110001101101 1011110 1001011111 11111010 11001011001 11010101101 1111111 10101101 1011000101 0010110011 11101011001 101111111 1101111011 010010100 111010001011 0111011001 0011110010010 100101111101 110110101 00101011 11001111100 10111011 1101010011001 101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 254
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; to, you, and are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Canada;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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