This is an analysis of the poem August that begins with:

Clad on with glowing beauty and the peace,
Benign, of calm maturity, she stands... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbbbabbb X cddcdccee X fbbgbfghh X ijjijiiXX g kllklkkmm
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,1,9,1,9,1,9,1,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101010101 0101010011 0101110101 11010010101 1001010001 0101 1100110101 111111 0101010101 1 1111010111 1111110111 11010001001 01011010111 1011010111 11001 1100111001001 110001 1101010101 1 0001000100 01010100010 111101010110 1101110101 00111101010 0100 0101010101 110101 1001010101 1 1111111101 0101010111 1101001111 0111011101 0101111111 01011 0101110101 110100 0101110101 1 1111111101 1111011101 110101101 10011011101 1111011101 1101 1100111101 1111001 1001111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 193
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 49
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; her, and, in are repeated.

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  • summary of August;
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