This is an analysis of the poem To Flowers From Italy In Winter that begins with:

Sunned in the South, and here to-day;
   --If all organic things ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaX bcbc bcbc bdbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 100011101 1010101 010101111 111100 11111101 101101 11111101 100001 11011101 110101 11010101 111111 110100101 110101 11010100 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 163
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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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