This is an analysis of the poem Old Jack Frost that begins with:

Last night we were kept awake.
Could n't sleep for Old Jack Frost;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbbabACddcdCEXfefEdbbdbXGhhcXGHXihiHJbXjbJCccccCKiikXK
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 54,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1110101 1111111 10011111 1011101 1011111 1110101 1111111 11111001 1110101 1110101 1011101 1111111 1111101 1110101 1011111 1001001 1011101 1111101 1110101 1010101 1110111 1100111 1010001 1110101 1111101 1111101 1011111 0110101 1110111 1111101 1110101 1110100 1110111 1110111 11101001 1110101 1110111 1110111 1011101 1110101 1011111 1110111 1111101 1110101 11110111 10110111 11100101 1111101 1110111 1010011 1110101 1111101 1001111 1110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1728
  • Average number of words per stanza: 340
  • Amount of lines: 54
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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 is repeated.

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  • summary of Old Jack Frost;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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