This is an analysis of the poem The House Of Change that begins with:

Was it last Autumn only, when I stood
At the field’s edge, and watched the red glow creep... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaa bbacd ecde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1011010111 1011110111 0101110111 0101110101 0101010101 1101111001 1101001101 0111010100 11010110110 0101010011 000110111101 11110101010 10111100001 1110000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 199
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • central theme;
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