This is an analysis of the poem The Summer I Was Sixteen that begins with:

The turquoise pool rose up to meet us,
its slide a silver afterthought down which...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbX cXcX XXcc bbXb cXac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010111011 0101010111 111000001010 101010101001 1010111110 1010101011 1011011110 110011010010 10011010010 1101011100 1100101110 0011111110 101010111010 1110011011 10110111110 100111101011 10011110 10101111010101 0111101001 10111101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 177
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The Summer I Was Sixteen;
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