This is an analysis of the poem Legend Of The Indian Summer that begins with:

I have learned a simple legend,
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb dcec daca fgeg dgfg hifi jkak chih jlfl XaXa echc abcb hmjm jaXa adad angn Xeee Xmgm fijh aoaX Xchc eaaX cgjg jcec oaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101010 1010101 10101010 1010101 10101001 0011101 10101110 1010101 10111011 1110101 10111010 1011101 11111010 1010101 100011010 0111101 10111111 10010101 10101110 1010101 11001010 1010101 10111010 0010001 10111010 1110101 10101010 1010001 1101110010 10110001 00111010 1010111 10101000 1010111 11111010 1111101 11111010 1010011 01101010 1110101 110101010 1000101 10001011 1110101 110101010 1010111 10111110 1011111 111001010 101110111 11111010 1010101 11111101010 1010101 1010110010 1010001 110101110 1010111 10111010 1010101 10101010 1010101 101001010 10101001 1111111011 1110101 10101011 1010111 110111010 1011101 11110010 1010101 111100110 1111001 1110111010 1010101 110101010 10100101 1101010110 111101111 1101111100 10011101 10001010 1010101 10101010 1010101 1011001010 11100111 10101010 1110101 1001010010 0010001 1011101010 0010111 10101010 0010001 110101010 1010101 111001010 11100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 25
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 100
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words he, ' are repeated.

    The author used the same word ' at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase ' connects the lines.

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  • summary of Legend Of The Indian Summer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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