This is an analysis of the poem A Hymn Of Heat that begins with:

When Summer comes
To silence the retreating drums... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AabbccaaaaaA DdXXXebbccdD AaaaXXaaXeaA AabbffbbaaaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101 01000101 01010110 11110100 11110101 11010001 11011101 11010101 11011111 110001001 111101001 1101 1101 110010111 11001101 111111110 11010101 01011101 11101101 10100011 01011111 11110101 10100111 1101 1101 10111101 11010101 11010011 110101001 10110100 1011111 01110100 11010110 01010111 11101101 1101 1101 11111111 11110111 11011101 11110111 110100101 100110011 11111111 01010101 11110101 0101111 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 380
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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 is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word when at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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