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

Sunflowers wither and lilies die,
Poppies are pods of seeds;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab acaacX X dddd aeaaeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,1,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 110101101 101101 011110111 1100111 101000001 101111 11100111 101010111 111111 101010 1 101111011 101111 01111101 1110101 10110100 101111 11101001 1010100101 111111 101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 127
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of In Autumn;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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