This is an analysis of the poem Teint Neutre that begins with:

WIDE downs all gray, with gray of clouds roofed over,
Chill fields stripped naked of their gown of grain, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd ebeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101110 1111001101 11011111110 1111110101 110011101010 1101011101 111100101010 1011011001 110010101110 1011000011 11010111010 1111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 190
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

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  • summary of Teint Neutre;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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