This is an analysis of the poem Solstice that begins with:

The ant is busy with its house,
The bee is at its tree;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXdedeffgbgXaacaaachchhchcccfcfcfbfbii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 40,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010001 010101 11010101 011100 01010101 110101 11110101 100101 11111111 01110101 010101010 010101 010101110 100101 01011001 010101 11111101 010101 11111101 11111111 01010101 011101 11111101 0101101 01110101 110101 01010101 011001 11110101 11011101 01111111 010101 01110001 010101 01110001 100101 11000101 110101 11000101 01010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1282
  • Average number of words per stanza: 243
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • 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; its, her are repeated.

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

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

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