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

Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccXX ddee ffcc aagg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 010100101 111101111 01110101 01011101 11000111 110001100 10110111 110101011 01110101 10011101 01010101 10111111 10110011 01111111 01010111 11111101 11110101 11111111 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 137
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; my, and are repeated.

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