This is an analysis of the poem The Sun That In The East Does Rise that begins with:

The sun that in the East does rise
Drapes clouds with golden gown,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cXcX bbdb efef cgcg ecec dadX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01100111 110101 11110101 110111 01011111 110111 01011111 011110 01010101 010101 11010101 111111 01101101 111001 11010111 011111 10111001 010101 01010001 111101 11010111 111111 01001101 110111 11010101 111101 110010111 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 129
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, s, from are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words o, where, a are repeated.

    The author used the same words it, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • history of its creation;
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