This is an analysis of the poem Half Moon In A High Wind that begins with:

MONEY is nothing now, even if I had it,
O mooney moon, yellow half moon,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXc XddXacc bXXXbXXbXbba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,7,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101100110 11011011 110011111 10011 11 1101101 10010001 11001111 10111001 101001101 11101110011 111111 1111111 10110110 1111111 1101011 1010101110 10011010 11101111 11101110 1111111 1111 100101100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 768
  • Average number of words per stanza: 155
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • 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; streel, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words up, streel are repeated.

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