This is an analysis of the poem Apples that begins with:

The old apple-tree at the top of the orchard
Lies flat...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbcdd eefffffebeXf ggXgahhdggiaXahheeiieXafff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,12,26,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011011010010 11 101 0011 10111 0011 111001 011 0101001 01001001110110 1101010 101101 011111 1111001 11001001 001101111 1010010001001 0101 10 10111001 110111101001011011 001111111 010111101 110111010 111 101011 101001 110011011 11101 0111 010 110111011 111110111 011111 001101 1011 001001 110101011 101111 111001111001 11111110101110 1011011010010 11101011011010 1010 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 463
  • Average number of words per stanza: 90
  • Amount of lines: 45
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words might, and are repeated.

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  • summary of Apples;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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