This is an analysis of the poem What Makes Summer? that begins with:

Winter froze both brook and well;
Fast and fast the snowflakes fell;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccXXdXcc eeccffgghhhX iiccjjhhffhXkkjjjjjjgghhllgXeekk kkkkmmaakkaaggjjbbffjjjj aaffnXhheekkddjj kkbblljjnnddccffllkkoo llnnmmhhnnddXmm
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,32,24,16,22,15,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011111 1110111 1010101 1010011 1011101 1011111 00101010 11111110 1011111 1110111 10110011 10101010 1110101 1110001 1010101 1001101 1011111 1111001 1111101 1010100 10111110 111001110 11111110 11111110 10111010 11101110 11101011 11101011 1110111 10111010 11101110 10101110 11111001 1110001 11111110 111010010 1111101 1010101 1111101 1011101 1011101 1010101 1010001 0110101 1010101 1001101 10110010 10100110 11101001 1110001 10111110 11101110 1011111 0010001 10100110 10101110 1111001 1001101 1011101 0010001 1110111 1110101 10110101 1011101 1110001 1010111 1010101 0010011 10101001 1111101 100111001 1010111 10101001 1010101 1010001 1111101 1000111 1010101 10101110 11010110 1011101 1011101 1111001 1011101 1010101 1010100 10101010 10101010 1011101 1010011 1000101 1000111 1011101 1110101 1010101 1011001 1110101 1010111 10000101 0010101 1010101 1010101 10011111 1111111 0111111 1011111 1110101 1011101 1110101 10100100 1010011 1010101 10101010 10101010 10101010 00111110 0010101 1110111 1110111 1011101 1010111 1011101 1010001 1111111 01111010 00111110 1110111 0110111 1010111 1111101 1111101 11110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 521
  • Average number of words per stanza: 98
  • Amount of lines: 132
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, out, it, her, all are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines him, it, her are repeated).

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  • summary of What Makes Summer?;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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