This is an analysis of the poem The Sea-Beast that begins with:

There you are, alone again in a cockle-shell boat,
Fighting on a sea-bed with great clouds from the sky...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcX ddXX XeeX caXd XXXdXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1110101001011 101011011001 1110111101011 100110101 1011010101 1001010010 0111100110111 11101011 011101001 0101101010101 101000111 010011001011 1111011010100 1111101111101 1110111010 1010010101 111111110111 110001101011011 11011001011 10011001001001 1111011001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; by, you, far, off are repeated.

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

  • summary of The Sea-Beast;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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