This is an analysis of the poem White Death that begins with:

Methought the world was bound with final frost:
The sun, made hueless as with fear and awe,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXaab XXcbXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1001110101 0111010111 0101010111 1111010101 1110010110 1101010111 110100010001 0101011001 1101010100 100011000 1000111111 11100011101 0101000100 1101010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 298
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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