This is an analysis of the poem To Thomas Woolner that begins with:

First Snow, February
WOOLNER, to-night it snows for the first time. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccXXddbefeefa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 111010 1001011011 1111011001 1111110111 1100011001 1111110111 1111110101 1101011001 1110111101 1011111101 0111010001 1100011101 0101111111 1011010111 1111111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 659
  • Average number of words per stanza: 123
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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