This is an analysis of the poem The Arctic Lover that begins with:

Gone is the long, long winter night;
Look, my beloved one!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccb dedeffe dgdgffg fgfghhg iXighhg dfdfjjf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011101 110101 110010101 100101 011100101 11010111 010010 11011101 101101 01011101 010101 100100101 11010101 010101 11110111 110101 01011101 110111 11110101 01010111 010101 11110101 0110111 11010101 110101 11101101 01010111 111001 11011101 0101010 10110101 011111 11011101 010011101 110101 01111111 100101 010000101 110111 11111111 11111111 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 228
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • 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.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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