This is an analysis of the poem When Autumn Came that begins with:

This is the way that autumn came to the trees:
it stripped them down to the skin, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcacXd aeddX XabbXbe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,5,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00011101001 0101001 111001010 011110101 1001001 1001100101 10110101001 011101 011011 1111001 110001 1001010101 1101110 111010 0010011010 111110101 111010101 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 157
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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