This is an analysis of the poem A Girl's Autumn Reverie that begins with:

We plucked a red rose, you and I
All in the summer weather;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBXbcded aBXbfbfb aBebagcg aBXbebeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111 1001010 10011101 0111010 01010101 1111010 11011011 1101010 11011111 1001010 010111010 1101010 010110101 1101010 01011101 0111010 11011111 1001010 01011101 1110010 11010101 10111111 11111111 1000011 11011111 1001010 11111111 0100010 11111011 1101010 11111101 1110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 252
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • 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.

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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