This is an analysis of the poem The Child At The Gate that begins with:

THE sunset was a sleepy gold,
And stars were in the skies... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacacdedefXfXafafghghXiXigcgc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110101 110001 11010111 011101 11110101 111101 11110001 100101 01110101 100101 11010101 110111 11001111 111111 11101101 111001 11001111 100101 11010111 1101001 01110101 110100 10011101 100100 11111111 010101 11010111 0100001 11101111 110111 01001101 110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 987
  • Average number of words per stanza: 197
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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.

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