This is an analysis of the poem Now Is The Time Of The Year that begins with:

NOW is the time of year
When all the flutes begin, —... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdefefgagahihicici
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101 110101 010111 010111 010101 110101 111101 0100001 1100101 110111 010001 010001 110101 110101 011111 0100111 110101 110111 1100111 110001 110011 101101 110111 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 601
  • Average number of words per stanza: 117
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Now Is The Time Of The Year;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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