This is an analysis of the poem Black Waves that begins with:
I explain the silvered passing of a ship at night,
The sweep of each sad lost wave,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXXXaXbbX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10101001000111 0101111 01001001110 0101001001 01110010101 10100011 101011010 101100011 1110100
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 353
- Average number of words per stanza: 69
- Amount of lines: 9
- Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; of is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.
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