This is an analysis of the poem The Boatman Of Kinsale that begins with:

His kiss is sweet, his word is kind,
His love is rich to me; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcX efefbdbX cfcfgdgX hihiXdbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 010101 11100101 010111 01010101 010111 11011111 010010 01110101 010111 01111101 110111 11011101 1011101 01010111 010010 010101111 010101 11010111 111001 01010101 1011101 01010101 010010 01000101 1101001 11010101 110101 11011100 111101 11011101 010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 240
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words his, the are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word kinsale at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of The Boatman Of Kinsale;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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