This is an analysis of the poem Third Sunday After Easter that begins with:

Well may I guess and feel
Why Autumn should be sad;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd bebefgfg hihifgfg jkjkjljl memXfbfbXffffijij
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 111111 110101 11011101 0110111 11010100111 0101010111 1111010101 111111110001 101101 110101 10010101 010101 1101110101 1101010111 1101011101 100101000111 110111 00110010 00111111 0101110 01110100101 1110011101 1011011111 1111110110101 0100011 010101 10010101 010101 1101010101 1111010101 0001010101 010110111111 111001 110101 11010111 0101110 1101110101 1001010011 1000010101 1111010111101 111101 0001010 01011001 1100010 11110110010 10110100101 110111001010 1101001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 336
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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