This is an analysis of the poem Sunset Wings that begins with:

TO-NIGHT this sunset spreads two golden wings
Cleaving the western sky;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXabbXbbXacaacdeddefgffgdbddb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 30,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101111101 100101 1101001100 01100111001 0100111 11010010101 0101001 1101011101 11001110111 1101001 11110100101 110101 1111010001 1111011011 010101 101110010101 0100101 0011111011 11011100001 111111 110100101000 010111 1101110101 1001110111 111111 011101101001 111101 1011111101 1101110101 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1144
  • Average number of words per stanza: 211
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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