This is an analysis of the poem Autumn Landscape that begins with:

Drop by drop rain slaps the banana leaves.
Praise whoever sketched this desolate scene:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab aX aa bX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111100101 1010101001 0111000011 011010111 11111101011 11110111010 111101 010101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 85
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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