Analysis of There's not a trace of cloud

Saigyo 1118 (Kyoto) – 1190



There's not a trace of cloud
Now-and she
Is in my thoughts;
The moon and my heart
Seem to waver.


Scheme ABCDE
Poetic Form Tetractys  (60%)
Lanturne  (60%)
Tanka  (40%)
Metre 110111 101 1011 01011 1110
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 100
Words 22
Sentences 2
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 5
Lines Amount 5
Letters per line (avg) 15
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 73
Words per stanza (avg) 20
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Saigyo

Saigyō Hōshi was a famous Japanese poet of the late Heian and early Kamakura period. more…

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