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

When the summer fields are mown,
When the birds are fledged and flown, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXabbbaccdcccd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1010111 1011111 1011101 0010001 0010001 1010111 11000101 10111010 0010001 1010101 1010101 1010111 1010101 0010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 502
  • Average number of words per stanza: 84
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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