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

Leaning against the wind across the paddock ways
comes Dan home with forward stoop like a man bent and old,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXa cbbc deed aeea bffb agga
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100101010101 1110101101111 10010111011101 11010001 111111110101 01110101011101 010101001110111 100001101 1001110010111 01010101100011 001101101010101 01110101 11010010101 110111110011 110111000101 10111001 0110110100101 01100100101101010 011101010111010 01110101 010101010101 11100101000101 101000110000101 01010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 203
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Winter Westerlies;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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