This is an analysis of the poem Spring Night In Lo-Yang Hearing A Flute that begins with:

In what house, the jade flute that sends these dark notes drifting,
scattering on the spring wind that fills Lo-yang? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0110111111110 100100111111 010111011101 11111101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 219
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Spring Night In Lo-Yang Hearing A Flute;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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