This is an analysis of the poem Winter Sunrise that begins with:

It is early morning within this room; without,
Dark and damp; without and within, stillness... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abc deX fgX haf XXX iif feg dXb Ifej daIjab bbjkdggbf dclcflhcald lXagXgglka
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,4,6,9,11,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001010010101 1110110110 1011101101001 10101001110 10010100101 0101010100 10010101011 101101001010 01100101110 0111001000110 110100101001 010010100001 1010110100011 0110010100110 10011001000100 1010010100110 010010100110 101100101010 110010110011 00101001010001 01010100101 10101010111 11011100101 010101101010 010100101010 110100111010 01001 1010010101100 01010000100010 110011100001 010100101010 000111 110111 1100101 0101101101 10110101010 11010101010 110101001001 01010110010010 100101001110 11010110111 101111010010 101001011110 11100111010 111111101001 11001001000 100110001 1101101101101 11111011010 0101001010110 111101001001 1100010111001 100101 10100100 11101111101 01010010101 01110101 1010101110 110101 0100100100110 101001101011 010100100101 0101110101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 194
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 63
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; it, earth, into, and, war, in, death are repeated.

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

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

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