This is an analysis of the poem A Color of the Sky that begins with:

Windy today and I feel less than brilliant,
driving over the hills from work....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccde fadXg gfgh XhdXf b dhicac gghi jdc Xjf fXdbeij
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,4,5,1,6,4,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011111110 10100101 11011101 1111101 1011111010010 111010111010 1110110101 11011011011 11110101001101 110111010110 0110011100010 101001110111 0101011010101 11010100 0101010100 110101001110101 11011101 010101001000100110 10011 0111010 111100111001 11110101 1101110101 001110101 11111111 110101 1101 1111111100010 11110111100010 11111010 1100010001 110110010101 100110 01011101001 10100100 1010101 10110101 10111000101 110100110001 0010111 1010 110001 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 43
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; i, scrubbed are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words what, like, and are repeated.

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  • summary of A Color of the Sky;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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