This is an analysis of the poem In The South that begins with:

In any other land, now,
Are there nights like these?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbb b cdad ed efg fcf gh Xghch
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,1,4,2,3,3,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101011 11111 011101 01011 1101011 010101 111110 10101 1111001 10011 11100 0111 110010 111 1011101 10111 111010 11001 1111111 110100 1110011 101101 01011110 10011
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 73
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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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