This is an analysis of the poem In The Foliage that begins with:

As I stand in the foliage
which soaked, drips itself dry...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXcXdeecXbcdX aadX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110010 111011 001111001 0100101 1 111010010 101010 1010101 001 01010111 11011 001111 01100 1010 0101 0010 01010 111011110 001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 260
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as is repeated.

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  • summary of In The Foliage;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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