This is an analysis of the poem O You, Far Colder, Whiter that begins with:

O you, far colder, whiter
Than she who makes less fair...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaabXXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111010 111111 010101 01010101 11011111 1110101 111101001 1101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 262
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of O You, Far Colder, Whiter;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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