This is an analysis of the poem [month Of] January that begins with:

It freezes- all across a soundless sky
The birds go home. The governing dark's begun: ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba caac deffed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0101010101 01110100110 0111111101 01001010111 1001010001 1011010101 0101010111 110101001001 0101010001 11100100111 0100110111 0101011011 01010010101 0101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 200
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of [month Of] January;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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