This is an analysis of the poem Transformation that begins with:

It is the time when, by the forest falls,
The touch-me-nots hang fairy folly-caps;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdcdee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0001110101 0111110101 11110101001 01010111011 1011110111 111101001 01011100001 1011011100 1001111101 011001101 0111110101 1101110001 1110110101 1001110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 603
  • Average number of words per stanza: 117
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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