This is an analysis of the poem Youth Sings A Song Of Rosebuds that begins with:

Since men grow diffident at last,
And care no whit at all,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdeXeXfXfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110011 111111 0010110101 110111 110110111 1111111 1010010101 0101101 011100111 11001001 0101101111 111111 111100101 11010010 11010101 1100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 511
  • Average number of words per stanza: 111
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; i, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Youth Sings A Song Of Rosebuds;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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