This is an analysis of the poem January 31 (The Sky Is Crumbling...) that begins with:

The sky is crumbling into millions of paper dots
the wind blows in my face...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXXbbXXccX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010000100101 011011 111001100101 1100010110010 0100101011 1111011101 100010001011 1101111001 11010011010 10011001110 101010110110 101111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 528
  • Average number of words per stanza: 100
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • 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.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of January 31 (The Sky Is Crumbling...);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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