This is an analysis of the poem October In New Zealand that begins with:

O JUNE has her diamonds, her diamonds of sheen,
Meet for a queen’s neck, if Death had e’er a queen! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbC ddaXC Xceec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 11101001001 11011011101 1101110001 1001000111 1010100010101 110010010101 101110010101 101010110101 11000101100001 1010100010101 010010010101 001010100111 01001001001 00111010101 1010100010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 746
  • Average number of words per stanza: 142
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • 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:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, of are repeated.

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