This is an analysis of the poem New Year that begins with:

I saw on the hills of the morning,
The form of the New Year arise,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXb XaXaXa bcbcbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010010 01001101 111011010 01001101 101011001001 11001001 110110100 11001101 111010010 11101011 001101111001 101101111 111110110 11111111 111110110 11001011 11111111001 101001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 228
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, to, i, and are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of New Year;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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