This is an analysis of the poem When Evening Shadows Fall that begins with:

When evening shadows fall,
She hangs her cares away... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbabcacA dbdbeaeA fgfghahA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111 110101 11010101 110001 1111001 110101 11010101 110111 010101 010001 01010101 010101 100111 110001 010110101 110111 110111 110001 11000111 111101 111101 011111 11011101 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 227
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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