This is an analysis of the poem The Daft-Days that begins with:

Now mirk December's dowie face
Glours our the rigs wi' sour grimace,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabab cccdcd bbbebe fffXfX gXXege hXXfhf XffifX aaajaj fffafa eeeiei XXXkXk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 110111010 11010001 0111 11011101 0111 01011101 01011101 01110101 0101 11010101 1101 11110101 11011101 11010101 1101 11110101 1101 1110101 01110101 11011101 1111 11110101 0111 11011111 11010101 11111101 1101 11010011 111 11011111 11110110 11110101 0101 11010101 1101 11111101 101011010 110101001 0111 111100010 1111 100110101 11011101 11010101 01110 11010101 11010 11110111 11010101 01010001 0111 10011101 0100 11011101 01010001 110010001 0111 11010101 1101 1111010100 1101000010 111011000 0101 011111100 0101
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 66
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The Daft-Days;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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