This is an analysis of the poem Woods In Winter that begins with:

When winter winds are piercing chill,
And through the hawthorn blows the gale,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa bcbX dede cfcf gbgb ffff hehe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 11011101 01011101 11000101 100110101 10110101 0010101001 110111000 11010101 01010101 11010101 01010001 101101101 110101001 10010101 11010111 01110011 11111101 11011101 10111001 11110001 11010111 110010101 01010111 11110111 11010011 110001001 11010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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  • history of its creation;
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