This is an analysis of the poem To The Rev. Mr. Newton, On His Return From Ramsgate that begins with:

That ocean you have late surveyed,
Those rocks I too have seen; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef fgfg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 111111 11010101 110101 10010101 110111 010101001 110101 01011101 0101001 100110001 011101 11010111 110101 11011111 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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.

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  • summary of To The Rev. Mr. Newton, On His Return From Ramsgate;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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