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

The frost that stings like fire upon my cheek,
The loneliness of this forsaken ground, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcbcbdededd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 01111100111 0100000101 0111011101 1100110111 0101011011 01010111001 01110101101 0101010101 0111010101 11010001001 1100110111 1101010111 0101010101 1101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 633
  • Average number of words per stanza: 109
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; so is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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