This is an analysis of the poem Dance Of The Sunbeams that begins with:

WHEN morning is high o'er the hilltops
On river and stream and lake,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabacdedefcfbgcgfdbdcXde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100110011 1101111 01001110 011101 1101110 1101101 1011010 001011001 1001010 0100111 10010110 1101001 1111010 1100111 11011110 100101 11101010 010111 101001011 1101101 01101110 10100101 110010011 01001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 745
  • Average number of words per stanza: 135
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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