This is an analysis of the poem The Spirit Of Navigation that begins with:

Stern Father of the storm! who dost abide
Amid the solitude of the vast deep,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcddd dadaeaeaff gagahihiff djdjcgcXdd akakkakakk XgkgbkbXll jdjdfXfjcc mcmcjajaii llllakakff hahaaaaagg kdkdgkgkkk ndndokokkk klklgngnjj akakiiiigg ekekgngnaa ikikddddgg lXliililkk jajaagagjj jdjdlilijj kkkXeaeaii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1100011101 0101010011 11010000101 11010100101 1101011101 01001100101 0111110011 1101011111 11110011101 00101001101 0101011101 0101010101 0101110001 1101110101 1001011101 1101100011 1111000101 1101110101 1111001101 1001001110111 1001111101 10101010101 1011001101 11010100101 1111101101 1111111101 1111100101 11010001001 11001010111 100101110101 0111100101 1111111001 1111000101 0101000101 01110111001 11011100001 1011110101 1101010100 11011101001 1001000101 11101101001 1001110111 1101010111 0101110101 0111011101 11101111001 01010001001 1101110101 11111101011 110101110101 01110001100 0101111101 11000010110 1101010101 1001010111 1101110101 11111001001 1111011010 0101110111 1111010011001 1101010111 10011010101 0100111101 1111011101 1101010101 11001010100 1101010101 1111010001 1011110101 0100101010111 11001010101 0101110001 11110010101 1101010101 101100100111 1101000101 1101010101 11111100101 1101010001 010101110001 1001010101 11001110101 1101010101 1111011101 1001011111 0110010011 0100110101 1111110101 1001010101 0010101011101 1111110101 1111010001 10000111101 1101000101 1111010111 0100111111 1101011011 1011001101 1111010101 1001111101001 1001011101 0101010101 11001110101 1011111101 1111011101 1101010111 11011100111 0101010101 1111010101 1111011011101 11110010101 0101000101 1101001101 11110100101 0111110101 1100010101 1011000101 0101010101 11001011101 110101110101 10010100111 0101110111 01111100111 1101010101 1101010101 01110100101 11010111001 0101001101 1001010101 010011110101 0101010101 001001110101 0100010101 1111010101 11001011101 0101011001 01110100101 11100110101 11110100001 010111111111 1101100101 010101101001 0100111101 1001100101 10101110101 0101010101 111010101 0011010011 1111001111 0100101010101 0101010101 1011011101 01001010101 1111110101 1101001011 1011111111 1101010101 1100110101 1101110101 1101010101101 1101111101 1101001011 1011010101 0101010101 1001010111 0101010101 1011011101 1101011001 1111100101 110101010101 1101111101 1101010011 0101010101 10011100001 1101010011 11001110101 0111110101 0111100101 01011100111 0111110101 1011100101 1101010101 1101010101 1011010101 11010111001 0111010101 1001011111 1101010101 1101010101 01001010101 1111010101 1101000101 1101010001 11001010111 11011100011 1101110101 0101011101 01010010011 1101010111 011001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 450
  • Average number of words per stanza: 78
  • Amount of lines: 200
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thy, of, and, she, her, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, man, and, to, he, who, no are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase mine connects the lines.

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