This is an analysis of the poem Remembrance Of Christmas Past that begins with:
They let the children out of school too early.
I left the Christmas shopping till too late....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcdaef XXfbedg XXbX hfb fcaXcXi chiXgdi
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,4,3,7,7,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11010101110 1101010111 11110101010 1110010101011 10110 1101110 110111 11011100010 0100010101 11010101010 111011111101 10100 00100101 110100 11110111010 1101001101 01011101010 01010100010100 1101 10011 110110 11110111110 11111100110 11011011010 1111010101010 010101 0110 1011011 01011101010 1111011101 11110101011 01111101010 1010 11011 11
- Amount of stanzas: 6
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 200
- Average number of words per stanza: 36
- Amount of lines: 35
- Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; at is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words we, the, a, at are repeated.
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