This is an analysis of the poem Afternoon In February that begins with:

The day is ending,
The night is descending;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabc dddc XdXb dddb Xade aXbe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010 010010 01010 0101 11110 01110 11010 1101 011000 01010 1110 011001 11011 11011 1010 01001 01010 110010 01101 00101 11110 110100 11001 101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 80
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 19 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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