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

My house is poor; those that I love have left me;
My body is sick; I cannot join the feast....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabccaddeXXeXXbe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11011111111 11001110101 10101010111 11101101101 1101100101 110101101111 1110111101 01110111 111101000111 11111111101 01111010101100 1111010100 1111101001 101011101 110011100 111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 699
  • Average number of words per stanza: 138
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of Winter Night;
  • idea of the verse;
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