This is an analysis of the poem Rowers Chant that begins with:

Row till the land dip 'neath
The sea from view.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa bccc bdcd cbdb Xcbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111 0101 110111 0111 110111 1011 110111 1111 110111 0111 101101 0101 110111 1101 110101 1111 111100 1101 111111 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 92
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • 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; you is repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Rowers Chant;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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