This is an analysis of the poem The Crystal Spring that begins with:

Fair spirit of the plaining sea,
Thou heard'st Apollo's lyre! - ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbD Xcefc egbfg hiaji gkaik ilcil gecle X mhnch jlXhl oicbi enggn hpncp gdaaD gqihq X cafga cdlbb qchXc icgocXlmnem
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,1,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,1,5,5,5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11000101 110101 11011101 1101 0110010 10010101 011111 110110111 0101 110111 01000111 110101 010010001 0101 011101 10010101 110011 011111001 1101 110101 10111111 1101010 010111000 01001 1111010 11110111 010101 11101001 0101 1100101 11010101 111111 11011101 0101 011101 1 11010101 110111 11110111 1101 110101 110100101 0110001 11010101 0101 110101 11011101 010101 11110111 0111 110101 11010101 110111 11010101 1101 010101 110111001 0111010 11010101 1111 0101110 11000101 1111110 10110101 0111 0110010 11111101 1101101 01011111 0111 110101 1 110100101 110001 10010101 0101 110111 110001001 1101110 10110101 0101 110101 01010101 1010001 01010111 11010 110101 11010101 01000111 01011101 0101 1001001 111100101 100101 11011101 0101 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 21
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 104
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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