This is an analysis of the poem Make Me Mellow that begins with:

Some would have Spring within the heart,
But I, some mellow month in mine ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccdd cecedddd aXaXXdff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 111010101 11110101 110101001 1101101 11110111 01110101 11010111 10011101 111111101 11010101 11010101 11110111 11111111 11110101 110101001 01010101 11110111 101101101 11111111 11111100 11110111 010010110 01010101 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 280
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Make Me Mellow;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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