This is an analysis of the poem A Red Hat that begins with:

A dark grey, a very dark grey, a quite dark grey is monstrous ordinarily, it is so monstrous because there is no red in it. If red is in everything... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011010110111010101000011001101100010010100110100111100110100110101101101001101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 308
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 1
  • Average number of symbols per line: 308 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 64
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of A Red Hat;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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