This is an analysis of the poem In Early Summer Lodging In A Temple To Enjoy The Moonlight that begins with:

In early summer, with two or three more
That were seeking fame in the city of Ch'ang-an,...

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcdbeeXfcgfhadagbdfhgd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101001111 101010010011 110110110 11011111111 011101000101 10111110001 11101111101 11001010111 11101101 1111110111 101110011011 1110101111 01101011101 101111101 0010101101101 11101011111 111010111 101111101101 01001101001 1101110011 111110011 101101110110 0110101011 111011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1109
  • Average number of words per stanza: 216
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; we, and are repeated.

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

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