This is an analysis of the poem Why East Wind Chills that begins with:

Why east wind chills and south wind cools
Shall not be known till windwell dries...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaabc XdeXdd dabaeXaXced
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,6,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111 11011101 111101 01110111 0100101 11011011 01110101 11111011 1101110101 110110101 111010011 11011111 1001010111 1101000101 10110100011 11110101 1110010001 11011111 1011010001 0111010111 11101110 1101010100 11110111 11000101 0101010101 1101010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 344
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and is repeated.

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  • history of its creation;
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