This is an analysis of the poem The Sunny Side that begins with:

Two newsboys stood where warehouse shade
Fell on the sidewalk chill and dun, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab cb a a aX XX a a cd c d aXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,1,1,2,2,1,1,2,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111 11011111 11011101 11011101 11010101 11000101 11011101 01010111 11010101 01010001 11111101 11010101 11100101 11010101 11010101 11010101 11010111 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 48
  • Average number of words per stanza: 9
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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  • summary of The Sunny Side;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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