This is an analysis of the poem Three Pieces On The Smoke Of Autumn that begins with:

SMOKE of autumn is on it all.
The streamers loosen and travel....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXcdc e f g fechXdbbgg bhbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,1,1,1,10,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100101 01010110 011010011 110111101 1101110 00100010100101 111111010010 10010110110100011011111110111 011100101010100010010110100100011010011100101 011001101010100101111001011001010111001100101111100100101010 1111111011011011111110010101010101 1001101011 01011010 1110111101 1110111001101 100100111011 101110010 101010011 101001 10100011 10111 11011101 110111 1001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 232
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 57 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; on, in, and, of, i, west, ripples, not are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, they, and, umber, not are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines dark is repeated).

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