This is an analysis of the poem Dawn In Summer that begins with:

When now no more th' alternate twins are fired,
And Cancer reddens with the solar blaze,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdbcXefeafggXabXdbbbbg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111111001110 1101000101 10010100001 1101000101 0111011001 1111000101 111010101001 1001010001 1101010101 1101111001 1101010101 0101010101 1101110001 1101010101 1001010101 1101010101 0111110101 11010010100 0101010001 1101011101 1101011101 0101010111 1001010101 0101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1062
  • Average number of words per stanza: 184
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.

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