This is an analysis of the poem Summer Song that begins with:

The meadow lark’s trill and the brown thrush’s whistle
From morning to evening fill all the sweet air, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaBcdcd efefXbXB egeghihi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01111101110 01001011011 1110111010010 01011101011 1010011011011 01101101011 011110010011 111011010001 011011010110 101101011101 1010011011110 01101101101 0011010010110 11001011001 011011110100 01011101011 1111010010010 111111011001 110111111010 111111011001 10010100110010 11111101001 10101111000010 11011111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 408
  • Average number of words per stanza: 80
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, with, as, i, my are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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