This is an analysis of the poem The Death Of Captain Ward that begins with:
'Twas about the beginning of the past century
Billy Bowls was pressed into the British Navy,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme:
- Stanza lengths (in strings):
- Closest metre:
- Сlosest rhyme:
- Сlosest stanza type:
- Guessed form:
- Amount of stanzas: 15
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 232
- Average number of words per stanza: 41
- Amount of lines: 60
- Average number of symbols per line: 57 (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, his, he, to, in are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, then, but are repeated.
The author used the same word then at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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