This is an analysis of the poem Week-Ends that begins with:

I don't know what's come to the summer
In these dull and decadent years;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcXXa bdXdXdcd dcdccXce bfXfXbeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 111110010 01111000 1010110110 11001001 111001001101 1011011100 11011111001 111110110 1011011 011111 011100111 0101001 10100100110 1011101 101011101 1011101 1110011011 001001001 110110011 11011101 111101101001 011010011 11101001101 011110111 1011111 011101 11011111 010101 111110101 010111 01011100 1010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 284
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 word when is repeated.

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