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

As the old year sinks down in Time's ocean,
Stand ready to launch with the new,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd efefabab dgdgebebXdbdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011110110 11001001 111011010 101101101 110110110 11001011 111011010 11111101 1010010010 101011101 1110011110 01011101 111010010 11111101 110110110 11011001 110110010 11011011 011111010 11111011 110110010 11111001 110110010 11101001 110010010 11011001 1011111010 001001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 257
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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