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

Beauty has a tarnished dress,
And a patchwork cloak of cloth ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa bcbc bdXd dede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101 1011101 110100 1101 11101 1010101 1110101 01110 1010011 110101 0110100 010111 10111101 1110101 01010101 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 114
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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