This is an analysis of the poem Seamen Three that begins with:

Seamen three! What men be ye?
Gotham's three wise men we be.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaBBB cdcdaAA efefBBB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101 1011110 1001111 01010101 01110111 1110011 1110011 1111101 1111111 1111011 1111101 100111001 0011110 0011110 1110111 101111 1011101 1011101 01110111 1110011 1110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 219
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, bowl, not are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines wine, be are repeated).

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  • summary of Seamen Three;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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