This is an analysis of the poem January Morning that begins with:

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcd befge X fggh X gefi X gbXfj a hfX a efe X eaX X XXXkelecX X jcccccghcm i iegifeji a cdXbeme X jgeflge X gjkhlhgk X hl X iedfahfhcjXflX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,3,5,1,4,1,4,1,5,1,3,1,3,1,3,1,9,1,10,1,8,1,7,1,7,1,8,1,2,1,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 11010110 010010110 011011010 010010 010100110 010101011 11001110 01100000010 1 101010101 11010100 011101 100010 1 101010 101101100 01001001 111 1 10110000101 10010 001001100 1 011110110 1 101100111 10101001 111101001 1 1010001101 0101010011 11 1 101 111101 1001010 1 101001011000 11100011000 0101110 10110 101011 1011111 10010011 00111011 11001110 1 100111 1001010101 01010011011 0111101 101101010 101 0100 011010011 10101110 10111000 1 01100100100 00100101 10100101100 01010011011 110111011 1101011 1101001 010011 1 110101111 10101100 01010110101 100101010 101010110 0101010 1010100010 1 1101010 0101110 101110 00101 1110 1101101 11101010 1 111111 11111110 10110 1100101 1110111 1 0101010 01010 1 1010111 11101100 1 10 111110 11001010 111101 1100001 0111010 111011 1 1111 0111100 11101101 11100101 1 101000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 31
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 94
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 110
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, the, you, but are repeated.

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines arden, you are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase i connects the lines.

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  • summary of January Morning;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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