This is an analysis of the poem An Indian Summer Reverie that begins with:

What visionary tints the year puts on,
When failing leaves falter through motionless air... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccb dedfggf ccccXfc Xcecffc ahahXch ibibjjb ckckfkk ccXcaac XhXhhhh dfdfjjf Xlflccl aaaacca edfdccd fafajja dbdbfeb adadjjd mjmjaaj fhfhnnh XhXhcch khkXhhh dkdkjjk hhhhooh dkdkffnk ojojiij fnXniin jfjfffX XcdcdXc hbhbppb ccccffc faeaccaXijijffj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,8,7,7,7,7,7,7,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010111 11011011001 1101110001 1100111101 100101101 0101111101 1111010101001 1101110101 1011001100 1100110111 1101010101 0011000101 1111010101 101101111111 1111011001 1101010101 1001010100 0101010111 1111010110 0101010101 1100011101001 110101010 1111110101 0111011100 1011011101 0111010001 0101010111 1101101110101 0111110101 11001110101 1111010101 1001010101 1011010101 1001010101 0101001110101 0101010101 1101010101 0101010101 1111010111 1101100101 1001010101 011111010101 101110101011 1101110101 11110111011 0101010111 11011100111 110111010 110111110101 0111110101 0100111101 1110111000 0111000101 0110010101 1111010101 111100010101 1101001101 1111000111 01110011001 0101110101 1011010101 01011100111 110101001001 0111011111 1001010111 1001010001 0101000101 0101001111 00110100111 1101110101001 0101011000 11010101001 0101110111 11010001011 1101110101 0101111101 101101010101 10111111011 1111111001 1001110101 0101111101 010110111001 01011010001 110101011101 100010100100 1111010101 1011110101 1111011101 01010111010 10010001010 0010101010111 01010010101 1111010101 1100111101 11001010111 1101101101 0101011111 1101001101011 1101010101 11001100111 01001010111 1100110111 1101111101 1000100100 110011110101 00111110101 101011101001 11001110101 11011010101 1101110101 1001011001 1101001101 11010101001 1001010101 1011010101 110010100101 1011001101 1011010111 010110010101 01010100101 1111010111 01110010001 11101010111 1101011001 1101110101 011111101101 11010110100 01001001101 1111101001001 1101010101 01001010101 1011110101 110101010101 0101100001 11011111001 1101010101 1011111111 1101010101 0101010101 111111111101 1111110101 11001110101 1011110101 1100010111 1101011101 1101110101 10001010101001 1011110101 1101110101 10111101001 10101010101 101101101010 10111100010 101101110111 11001010111 0111010011 1011010111 1101000101 1001010001 1011011101 11111110110 1 11110101010 1101011101 10111111110 0111000101 11010010111 01001110001 100101110101 1101110101 1101010101 0101011000 0100111100 1011010101 10111110101 0101010110101 0111111011 1111010111 10001010111 0111110101 11010101011 1110110101 101101110111 1101010110 0111011101 10010010101 10110010001 11011101001 11001010101 0101110010101 1111010101 0101011101 0111011101 1111010101 1101110101 1101001111 1100111011111 1111010101 01110010111 1101110101 0101000101 11010010001 0101000101 110111110101 1111010101 1101011111 1011010100 1001000101 10111100101 1111010100 1011110100111 1111010111 0101111101 10010010101 1111011101 1111000101 0111011101 100101110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 31
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 323
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 218
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; and, my, of, by, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words of, here are repeated.

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

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  • summary of An Indian Summer Reverie;
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