This is an analysis of the poem Now The Sweet Eves Are Withered that begins with:

Now the sweet eves are withered like the flowers of October
What should we tell the willow, and the reeds, and the lagoons!-...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdced fgfg fdaad ebXbbbXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,4,5,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111010100010 11110111011001 11010111110 111101 0101010101010 10110011 011101010 1001001011 11110111 100111011110 1011100101 11110100110 1101010101 11110100110 11011111 101111010 11100111010 1011 10110101001 0111010101 11111111110 0111011111 1111111001 1001100101 0101001100 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 224
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word what is repeated.

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  • summary of Now The Sweet Eves Are Withered;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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