This is an analysis of the poem The Dance Of Summer that begins with:

Summer, gowned in catnip-gray,
Goes her weedy wildwood way,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaccddceeffeggfXghhXghhhiihccXgccccccffccf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 45,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100101 1010111 10100101 10010101 0010111 1010101 10001001 0010101 10001001 1110101 1000111 1110100 1010111 1010101 1110101 1010101 1011101 1011101 1010111 1110101 1110101 1010001 0011100 1011101 1011101 101111 1011101 11101110 10111010 1011111 1010101 10100101 1010100 10101001 1111101 1010101 10100101 1110101 1011101 0011101 1010111 1010011 0011101 1111101 1011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1430
  • Average number of words per stanza: 256
  • Amount of lines: 45
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; and, her are repeated.

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  • summary of The Dance Of Summer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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