This is an analysis of the poem A Song Of Autumn that begins with:

‘WHERE shall we go for our garlands glad
At the falling of the year, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBababaBcbcXcbcB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111101 1010001 1011111011 10111011 110111111 1110111 111111101 1010001 111110101 11110111 1011110111 11110111 110100111 11100111 1111010111 1010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 677
  • Average number of words per stanza: 125
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

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