This is an analysis of the poem Songs Of The Summer Nights that begins with:

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The dreary wind of night is out,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbc bdbd eded baba X eaea fbfb gege bbbb X dhdh gdgd dcdc aiai X gjgj cici aeaeXbaba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,1,4,4,4,4,1,4,4,4,4,1,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1 01010101 1011001 101110101 011011 01010101 110101 11011101 010101 101010111 111111 101110101 010101 11111101 010101 11110101 011111 1 01010001 010111 10011101 111001 11100101 1001001 11010101 011001 01010101 110101 11011111 110001 01011101 010101 01110101 01011001 1 01111001 0101001 01111111 0101001 01111101 1100101 010010101 010101 01011101 010111 110101001 100111 10010111 100111 11010101 110101 1 111100101 010101 110111001 010101 11011101 1101001 01010101 010101 11111101 1101001 01010101 111111 11010101 1110001 01010101 011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 101
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 71
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words it, the are repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • history of its creation;
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