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

The clouds are withdrawn
And their thin-rippled mist, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcccbabdadbbedXffXddegghiihchhcDDEEjejXEDEajakkggllmkmkjjddddXdEXkkEDbbggDDEEgXaaddnnaabbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 93,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101 111101 111001 001011 111 11001 11001 001001 11111 10101 1101 0101 1001 11001 1001 1101 1001 11001 1101 1111 1101 11001 11101 001101 0101 10101 111001 001001 01001 1111 001001 01001 00101 1111 11011 11001 1011 001001 0111 1001 1101 1010100 1001 001010 1001 01011 101011 001001 1010 10010 1011 01011 111 101011 1101 01010 01001 01010 1001 00101 1001 00101 1010 10010 1010 10010 1001 0010100 100110 10010 1001 001010 10001 001001 11001 01001 11011 11001 1011 001001 0111 01110 101 10101 11111 00101 110110 10110 01101 11001 10001 00111 001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2041
  • Average number of words per stanza: 347
  • Amount of lines: 93
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, his are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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