This is an analysis of the poem A Sunset that begins with:

THE old Quarry, Sun, with bleeding scales,
Flaps up the gullies, wets their crystal pebbles, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXaaXbcbcb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011010101 11010111010 100100110100 1000010110010 100111010011 11100 1110101 11010100110 1111010110101 10101011011110 01001111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 519
  • Average number of words per stanza: 87
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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.

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  • summary of A Sunset;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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