This is an analysis of the poem Rue Family that begins with:

April makes no difference
to the Lavalle cork tree ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXX aab cbb XXb XXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1011100 0001011 01001001 001001 0101 100010 0010101 00101010001 10111 1000111 01001000 111010 10101011 10101100 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 80
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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 Rue Family;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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