This is an analysis of the poem More Sonnets At Christmas I that begins with:

To Denis Devlin
Again the native hour lets down the locks...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XaXaabab cdcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 01010 01010101101 10011110101 1001011100 1011011111 0101011101 11000010101 1011010001 1101110101 01111100101 1110010101 11010101001 0101110101 0101101011 1001000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 209
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of More Sonnets At Christmas I;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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