This is an analysis of the poem Definition Of Poetry that begins with:

It's a whistle blown ripe in a trice,
It's the cracking of ice in a gale, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaX cccc cdcb daXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 001011001 001001001 001111101 0010011000 0011110001 001101001 001011111 001101101 001101101 101001101 001100011 0111110011 011011101 001011101 0101011100 101010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 157
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; it's is repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Definition Of Poetry;
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