This is an analysis of the poem Sunday Morning that begins with:

Down the road someone is practising scales,
The notes like little fishes vanish with a wink of tails, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbX Xccdd bXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1011101001 01110101000101 1101010001 100111010101 011111101101 1111010110110101 110111011111 1111011100101 111010111000101 01010001010101 110101101011 1001111110110 01110110110101 0100111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 255
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • 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.

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

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

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  • summary of Sunday Morning;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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