This is an analysis of the poem New Year's Day that begins with:

Ninghua, Chingliu, Kueihua
What narrow paths, deep woods and slippery moss! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXaaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010 11011111001 1011101 100101010 0010010010 111001001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 239
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of New Year's Day;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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