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

The gate, on ice-hoarse hinges, stiff with frost,
Croaks open; and harsh wagon-wheels are heard... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXXXbacdecde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0111110101 1101110111 10110101010 01110101110 01010101100 011100101100 11001111111 1111010101 0111010101 11011001001 1001010101 1000110001 1101011111 01011100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 644
  • Average number of words per stanza: 116
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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