This is an analysis of the poem On The Sea's Bosom that begins with:

In blue sky floats a multitude of clouds -
White, black, of many shades and thicknesses; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXX bXac bbXX cXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111010101 1101011100 1101010111 1001110101 0111010101 1101110001 1010101010 01001111010 1111101110 1101110110 0101010101 11011001001 0101101010 11111001010 1101011001 0101001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 173
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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.

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  • summary of On The Sea's Bosom;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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