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

Blood-Coloured oaks, that stand against a sky of gold and brass;
Gaunt slopes, on which the bleak leaves glow of brier and sassafras,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa bbbb cccc dddd eeee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11011101010111 111101110101101 11110101111101 01010101011111 01010101010101 010100010100111 11011101111101 11001101110111 01110001101101 11010101010101 10110101010101 01111111110111 010101011011111 011111010010101 1111101010111 01100101011111 1101010010101 01010101100111 1101110101101 110100111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 256
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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