This is an analysis of the poem The End Of May that begins with:

THE fragrant air is full of down,
Of floating, fleecy things... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdebebbfbf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 010101 01010101 110111 11011101 010101 11010101 110001 11011101 100111 11111101 110101 11100101 110100 11110101 110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 509
  • Average number of words per stanza: 87
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The End Of May;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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