This is an analysis of the poem October's Bright Blue Weather that begins with:

O suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbB cccc cdXd Xded edfd gXXd gbbBXabfB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11111101 11001010 110101110 0101110 1101011 0101010 11010101 1101110 11011101 0101010 11010101 0101010 11011101 0111010 11011111 1101010 11010111 1111110 10011111 1101110 101111101 0101010 111100001 0111010 11111101 1111010 1111010110 0101110 111111001 1111010 11010101 0101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 136
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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 is repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word weather at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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