This is an analysis of the poem Summer Sanctuary that begins with:

Not upon the crowded beaches
Where the sun beats fierce and hot;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd XdededeX dXdXeXeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 1011111 10101010 0010101 10111010 1010111 10111110 1010101 10101110 1000101 11111110 1011101 101111010 1011101 10110010 1010111 101111010 1010111 00110010 0010101 10111010 1011111 11100110 1011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 261
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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