This is an analysis of the poem What Is So Rare As A Day In June that begins with:

And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaacbcbabadadabXbbbcc efefccaagghheehffiihXeh jjhjjhkikiXjXj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,23,14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101110101 10101011 1101100001 1100100111 1011110110 1111011010 100110101 110010110110 1101001011 100101110 01011101 101101110 010100111 010110010010 11100110111 0011010010 01011101001 1010100101 11001010100 0010010001 011010101 10100111011 11001111001 001101011001 10011001 11100111001 110100101 001001111111 1010111011000 1110101110 11011001110 10111110111 1100111111 1011110101 111111110110 111111010 011100011 1101011001 1111011110 1010010101 101001000111 100110011 111001111 11101111010 11111100 10011001 11001010 11111111 1010101 10101010 11101101001 11100111001 1101001010 11100111 00100101111 1010101111 010101011 011000101 10100101011 111010111 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 836
  • Average number of words per stanza: 161
  • Amount of lines: 61
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; we, and, her, now, that, to, be are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it is repeated).

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