This is an analysis of the poem A Winter Evening that begins with:

Sable clouds by tempest driven,
Snowflakes whirling in the gales,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCBXbcb adeddXcX FGEGehchXABCBFGEG
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111010 1110001 10111110 1110101 10101011 100101001 111010010 1010101 10101010 1110101 10111010 1010101 10100010 1111100 10101110 10010101 11011011 11100101 11101010 1011101 10111110 1100101 10101110 1010111 10111010 1110001 10111110 1110101 11011011 11100101 11101010 1011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 276
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

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