This is an analysis of the poem Growing Old that begins with:
Little by little the year grows old,
The red leaves drop from the maple boughs;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab bcac adad Xcdc ecec
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 101100111 011100101 011110111 10010101 10010111 101101011010 10110111101 0111111010 101101111 1101101101 111000101 1011100111 1011111111 010111110 110111101 1100111010 111011011 111001010 1100100101 1110101010
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 165
- Average number of words per stanza: 32
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and are repeated.
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