This is an analysis of the poem Ziyi Song that begins with:

Chang-an -- one slip of moon;
in ten thousand houses, the sound of fulling mallets....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101 0110100101010 1011110 11111011 1011100100 11011100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 240
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Ziyi Song;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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