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

What do you think I saw to-day when I arose at dawn?
Blue Wrens and Yellow-tails dancing on the lawn!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAbb aaccXaaaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11111101110111 11110110101 101110110001 11111101010101 1101011110011 11010101110100 11110110111101 01010101110101 101010110111 11010110111 101010110001 11110110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 217
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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