This is an analysis of the poem Sunrise that begins with:

Weep for the martyr! Strew his bier
With the last roses of the year;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddefggccbbhhccccfeijkkaakkccllmmmmeeennXcef kkoojjppqqmmm mmefmXaaaiikk rrkkiicXkkllfe jjmmaaaacccckX iikkjjXakkmmXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 49,13,13,14,14,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 00110001 11010101 01110101 10110111 01010101 00110101 11110111 01010101 011100100 11110111 11010101 11011101 01000101 110011001 010100101 01011001 00110101 11110101 10010111 01010101 10011001 111100100 01010100 01010111 11110111 01010101 001010101 11010101 11010111 10010111 10110101 10010001 10010111 11000101 01110101 01010101 100010101 01010101 00100101 01010101 01010111 01011111 11000101 01010101 111101100 01010101 01010111 01010100 01010101 01010001 01110011 10010101 11010101 01011100 11010101 11010101 011101010 101111010 011100111 11110101 11010101 11110111 10110111 10011001 100101100 11110001 11010110 11111111 10010101 01110101 01011101 10110101 00100101 11111101 11110101 110101001 00111101 11111101 011100101 11110111 11110001 11110100 11010101 01100101 01010101 10010101 10110100 01010001 11010100 01010101 01010101 01111101 11111101 11010101 11010111 01000111 01110001 01110101 11011101 01000101 110100101 10010000 11110111 110010001 11011001 11010101 01011101 11000101 010111010 11110101 11010101 01011101 10111101 101010101 01000101 001000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 689
  • Average number of words per stanza: 123
  • Amount of lines: 118
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; one, with, his, and are repeated.

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

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