This is an analysis of the poem The Gloomy Day that begins with:

THE sun in mists his glory shrouds,
The fields delight no more;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXacacdadaebebbabafgfg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 010111 01010101 0111010 10010001 110101 01110101 011101 11010101 110101 011101001 110101 01010111 010101 0101001 0111001 100100111 111101 01110111 1111001 11110101 1011111 11010101 10101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 776
  • Average number of words per stanza: 134
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The Gloomy Day;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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