This is an analysis of the poem Forest Of Europe that begins with:

The last leaves fell like notes from a piano
and left their ovals echoing in the ear;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabcd efgbe XhcbX XXcid iifcc ccdfc ccjgk ciXic Xbiii cchfc XcaXj gdibg cfccc bXihb XXXkX diXfd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01111100010 11110100001 01010101010 1111010001 1111010101 0111010011 11011010111 1111010101 0101001101 10110011011 1100101101010 10110011101 01001010101 0101001001 00110101010 1001110011 100110110001 0011011011 1111010101 1111000101 10010001010 0110110101 001010100010 0101110111 1001010101 110001110111 1110010101 1101001001 1110010011 1101001101 10110101011 110111101 0101010101 1100010101 1101001001 11010000110 1011110110 1111010101 1111010111 1100011010 1011110100 01010010101 01010101010 01101010111 1111010101 0101000101 100111010010 010100100111 1111010101 10000101011 11001010100110 1110010100 1011011001 101001100010 0110010011 01010000011 1101010011 10110101101 1100000101 1011110101 0101010100 0111110101 10010011010 01001010011 1100110101 1101000101 0101110101 1101010111 0011010110 1100110001 101100110 1010011100 10010101 110100101001 10100101101010 11110001011 11110111111 01010000101 0011010111 1001110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 215
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more 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; and is repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Forest Of Europe;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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