Analysis of Sunk in melancholy
Saigyo 1118 (Kyoto) – 1190
Sunk in melancholy, and
Upon the moon: its hue:
Why is it so deeply
Stained with sadness, I wonder
|Poetic Form||Tanka (60%)
|Metre||101000 10 010111 111110 1110110|
|Closest metre||Iambic trimeter|
|Letters per line (avg)||16|
|Words per line (avg)||4|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||82|
|Words per stanza (avg)||20|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
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