This is an analysis of the poem A Garden By The Sea that begins with:

I KNOW a little garden-close,
Set thick with lily and red rose, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbc cddeed dddffgg Xfbbeeh hiiaaff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 11010111 11110011 01010101 11101100 11010111 11110101 11010111 01110101 01010111 11100101 11010001 10011111 10010101 11100101 11111111 11111101 11010101 11011000 10011111 11111111 11111101 01111111 10010101 11011111 110011111 11110101 01010101 11001101 01010001 11111101 100100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 224
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and, though, once are repeated.

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

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  • summary of A Garden By The Sea;
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