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

In winter, when the snows lie deep
In shapeless hillock, drifted heap;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddbbeeffggffhhii jjkkbbkkhhkkff kkeeffcc jiijjaaffllXggjjeeddii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,14,8,22,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010111 01010101 11010111 11110101 011100111 01110101 11010101 01010001 10110111 01011101 11110101 11110101 11011101 11011111 11010111 111001011 11010101 11011101 100100111 11011101 10011001 01010101 01010101 11010001 01010111 01011101 01011101 01010101 110110001 01111111 10010101 11010101 11110001 01011111 01110101 01010101 11100011 11001111 11011101 10010101 110100111 10110101 10010111 01010101 01011101 10011001 11010101 01010001 11010101 11010101 01111101 11010011 10110101 10010101 01101101 11000101 11011100 01010111 01010111 11010101 11100101 11010101 01000101 11010101 01010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 468
  • Average number of words per stanza: 82
  • Amount of lines: 65
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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