This is an analysis of the poem Tanka that begins with:
Winter? Spring? Who knows?
White buds from the plumtrees wing ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababb acXcc dcdcc ababb eaeaa Xaaaa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 100111 1100101 110001 1111101 11101001 10011 1101001 101110 1101001 1110111 11001 10001001 110101 1101001 1100101 11101 11011001 10101 10101001 01110111 11111 0111010 11101 1001110 1101110 11110 1111001 10101 1011111 1111101
- Amount of stanzas: 6
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 148
- Average number of words per stanza: 26
- Amount of lines: 30
- Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- 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 Tanka;
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- idea of the verse;
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