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

When, with low moanings on the distant shore,
   Like vain regrets, the ocean-tide is rolled: ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbXabba cdcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1011010101 1101010101 1111010101 1101010011100 1101110101 1011111101 100110010001 1010011101 01001111100 1011111111 111111001001 1001111101 1100111101 1101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 406
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 57 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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.

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

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