This is an analysis of the poem Christmas Hymn that begins with:

Sing, Christmas bells!
Say to the earth this is the morn... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaabcbcaaB ddddeXbaaB Xffbgbgaab daahehbaab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101 10010001 10110101 10110101 01010101 01011101 01111001 0101 1101 11001101 1101 10011111 01010001 10010001 01010100 01010110 101110010 0101 1101 11001101 1101 110010101 11011101 01010111 110111101 110100110 11110001 1101 0101 11011101 1111 11010011 1001101 11111001 11110100 10111101 11110101 1011 1001 01110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 297
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, that, sing, by are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word me at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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