This is an analysis of the poem Winter Rhapsody that begins with:

Winter has come; and tardily
Now little nipping winds are rife... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabacdccd cececdccd fgfghdhXd cXcXbibXbi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111100 11010111 110111001 11010001 110001001 11111101 11110111 01011101 110111 11011101 110100111 01010101 11110100 11010101 100110101 11110101 11010111 111111 11010101 11110101 111101011 11010101 11111101 11111101 11011101 11010110 111111 11010111 01010101 10010101 11111101 11110101 11010101 11010101 11111100 11010101 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 323
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and, squirm, i are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word squirm at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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