This is an analysis of the poem A Song Of The Setting Sun that begins with:

A song of the setting sun!
The sky in the west is red,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaa cdcdaa ebebdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100101 0100101 1010111 1101101 111 110110101 0100101 0100111 0011111 1111111 111 010101101 01001010 1100101 11111110 0010101 111 100100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 168
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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  • summary of A Song Of The Setting Sun;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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