This is an analysis of the poem Autumn Sorrow that begins with:

Ah me! too soon the autumn comes
Among these purple-plaintive hills!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaa aaaXa aaaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 11110101 01110101 11010101 01000111 11010111 01110111 010100101 11010111 01110111 01010101 01110111 1101100010 11010101 11111101 010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 177
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • 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.

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  • summary of Autumn Sorrow;
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