This is an analysis of the poem Rondeau that begins with:

In after days when grasses high
O'er-top the stone where I shall lie,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabba aabC aXbXaC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 01011101 101011111 11110101 110101001 11110101 11110101 11110111 11011111 0101 11110111 11111101 10110101 01110111 011111001 0101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 162
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; i, not are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Rondeau;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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