This is an analysis of the poem The Collision In The English Channel that begins with:
'Twas on a Sunday morning, and in the year of 1888,
The steamer "Saxmundham," laden with coal and coke for freight,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme:
- Stanza lengths (in strings):
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- Сlosest rhyme:
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- Guessed form:
- Amount of stanzas: 13
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 232
- Average number of words per stanza: 41
- Amount of lines: 52
- Average number of symbols per line: 58 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 10
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, she, they, to are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, but are repeated.
The author used the same words then, the, but at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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