This is an analysis of the poem May that begins with:
The golden discs of the rattlesnake-weed,
That spangle the woods and dance-... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: AbaXaAb CbXbcCb DeXedDe
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 0101001011 1100111 110110101 0111100 1100110101 0101001011 1011100 01010011 1100101 110110111 0111100 1100110101 01010011 10100111 00100110111 0011001 111110101 1111101 110110111 00100110111 1010101
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 265
- Average number of words per stanza: 49
- Amount of lines: 21
- Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; that, of, and are repeated.
The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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