This is an analysis of the poem Like Crusoe, Walking By The Lonely Strand that begins with:

Like Crusoe, walking by the lonely strand
And seeing a human footprint on the sand, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbaaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010101 11001011101 1101010101 1011110001 1110110001 1101011101 1111000111 1011010111 1101110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 396
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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.

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  • summary of Like Crusoe, Walking By The Lonely Strand;
  • idea of the verse;
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