This is an analysis of the poem Thoughts Of Christmas-Day In India that begins with:

IT is Christmas, and the sunshine
Lies golden on the fields,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb debe Xfcf bbXb aghd ijij Xgdg bckX hjbj Xiai biXi baha dXkg ihah dlil jjej kXag
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00101011 110101 11001110 1010101 101011100 010111 101010010 010111 01010010 011111 1100010 1010111 0101010 10101001 101100100 010111 1010111 1101001 1101110 0101010 1111110 1111101 1100110 1001111 00101110 111101 10101010 110101 10101010 111101 10101010 110100 10111010 1011101 0101010 1010101 10111010 1101101 10101110 110101 01010010 011101 0111010 110101 1101110 110111 0101011 1011110 1110110 101110110 0011010 1010111 1001011 010101 1111110 1011101 11101010 011111 10101011 01101101 1111110 1010111 10101011 101101 11101110 11101110 10101110 0111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 17
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 120
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; and, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The author used the same words and, i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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