This is an analysis of the poem Sunset On The River that begins with:

A Sea of onyx are the skies,
Cloud-islanded with fire;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXXX X bXbacc X Xcacdd X ededff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,1,6,1,6,1,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 1100010 1110111 011101 11011111 10000100 1 11010001 1101110 01011101 0101010 01011111 01010101 1 01010110 0101010 01010011 1101010 010111101 11010101 1 10110101 1111010 01110001 1101010 01110111 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 113
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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