This is an analysis of the poem The Hammock's Complaint that begins with:

Who thinks how desolate and strange
To me must seem the autumn's change, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddeebbffggffeeccff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,18,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110011 01110101 11010101 01010101 111101010 110101010 11010111 11011101 110010111 11000101 11011101 11010101 01111101 11011101 01011101 11010101 111101010 010101010 11011111 11011101 111100010 110111010 11011111 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 434
  • Average number of words per stanza: 76
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

  • summary of The Hammock's Complaint;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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