This is an analysis of the poem Sometimes The Sky's Too Bright that begins with:

Sometimes the sky's too bright,
Or has too many clouds or birds, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXaddbXecXaeXXdab afaccgafabg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010111 11110111 11101101 0101001 101111 010101 11010011 010101 01010001 1101 110111 01000101 1111 111101 100100 110101 111101 010101 0101 01010111 1111 1101 110101 100011 1111 010111 1111 111100 110101 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 376
  • Average number of words per stanza: 75
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The author used the same word sometimes at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me, mine are repeated).

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