This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet To Evening that begins with:

[Written under a tree in the woods of St. Amand, in Flanders.]
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbbb XaaX cdcdee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1010010010110010 11010100101 1111111101 1111100101 11001010001 1101101101 1011001101 1101111101 0101010101 1111111101 1100111001 10001010111 0111010101 11110010101 010101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, to are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Sonnet To Evening;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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