This is an analysis of the poem Poppies On The Wheat that begins with:

Along Ancona's hills the shimmering heat,
A tropic tide of air with ebb and flow ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabXbaccacaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 01100101001 0101010111 1101010111 1101011111 0101010111 11010010011 0101 010111 1111110101 1001111101 1111011101 0101011101 1111111101 11010100101 1101110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 639
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • 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 punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

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