This is an analysis of the poem May-Flower that begins with:

Pink, small, and punctual,
Aromatic, low,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXab XaXa cbXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111100 10101 10010 1001 1001 1101 10010 0100101 11010 0101 1010 0100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 72
  • Average number of words per stanza: 12
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 17 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of May-Flower;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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