This is an analysis of the poem At Set Of Sun that begins with:

If we sit down at set of sun,
And count the things that we have done,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbbcc ddcaacbb ddeffecc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111101 11011111 1101 11010111 11010111 1111 11111101 11111111 11010101 01010111 0111 11101111 11111101 1111 1100011101 11111110 10110111 11111111 0101 11111111 11011001 1111 11111101 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 264
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; that is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, or are repeated.

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  • summary of At Set Of Sun;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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