This is an analysis of the poem In July that begins with:

WHY do I make no poems? Good my friend
Now is there silence through the summer woods, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXaabXabcbXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111110011 1011010101 01111101000 0101010101 10110111001 110010001001 10110100101 1110100101011 110101111 1110010101 1101001101 1001011000 1111110111 1001001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 639
  • Average number of words per stanza: 107
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of In July;
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  • history of its creation;
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