This is an analysis of the poem Composed By The Sea-Side, Near Calais, August 1802 that begins with:

FAIR Star of evening, Splendour of the west,
Star of my Country!--on the horizon's brink... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbXacadcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101010001 10110100101 1101011101 1101011101 11100001001 01000010111 1011010111 1101010101 0111011101 0111010111 1001111111 11110101001 1111010111 01111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 635
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • 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:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, one are repeated.

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