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

"The night is cold, the hour is late, the world is bleak and drear;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXX BX aXX BX aX BX aX BX aX BX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,2,3,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10 110101001010111 100101110 011 101010 10 101011111011111 111100 011 10110110100 10 101010111011101110 011 101010111100 10 101111101111111110110 011 100111010 10 10111111011110100 011 101110111111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 85
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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