This is an analysis of the poem The W . . . . . R that begins with:

I think I mentioned June the other week:
About July I simply cannot speak....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010101 0101110101 0111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 88
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 3
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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 The W . . . . . R;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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