This is an analysis of the poem I Hear The Oriole's Always-Grieving Voice that begins with:

I hear the oriole's always-grieving voice,
And the rich summer's welcome loss I hear ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXaXa Xcac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010011101 1011010111 00101011 1001110101 101100110 1001110110 0101010110 0101010011 1101110100 0001001101 111110101 10101011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 247
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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