This is an analysis of the poem To The Ocean that begins with:

Take me, O Ocean! Take me to my Motherland!
My soul is in torment away from her,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABcXc dbeb fffb BXgff ffXffbGXa Xfab bdffdBG XccaccceAg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,4,5,9,4,7,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101101101 1100010100 11011100111111 10100011101 01111010101010100100111 110111011010001010010011 1010110100 1001111 11011011000 011011101011001 110111001 11000101001 011011101010111100 1100010100 11011101111010001101001 11001001010 0101011 1000100100100010110101011 1101111100100011000 1101101001011 0111001001010100 010111 1010111 1010001111100010100 1101110 101001001001 11101101101101 101000100100111 111011 10010101101 111101010010 1000110 10011100101110100101110010 1110111 1001111 010100010100110 1100010100 1101110 11001111101101 111100101110101 11101100101 11111111 10101001 111010010111010101011 11111011 11100111010101100101110111101 111101101101 11000101001101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 301
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, of, to, you, i, so, in, her, for, pine, o are repeated.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines i, her, so, you are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same words her, ocean at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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