This is an analysis of the poem A Summer Pastoral that begins with:

It's hot to-day. The bees is buzzin'
Kinder don't-keer-like aroun'...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXabbcbC XdXdbefe XabaXcgC gXaaehfh biaiXceC djcjdjdj dkdkXbjb XcdcXfcf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101010 1011110 11101110 10010101 00101010 1010001 11100010 00101 010101010 10111110 11101110 011010110 01101010 1110111 111000011 1010111 010101010 1111101 10101010 1010111 11100010 1110101 1011010 00101 010101010 1010101 10111010 10110101 11111010 1010101 10110011 1010001 110111110 1110001 11111110 111101 11100110 1111111 10111010 00101 111111110 1011111 100111111 1010101 001111110 1111101 10111010 1111101 111101110 1011011 11111110 1110111 11101010 1100101 11101010 1011111 011101100 1110101 11101010 0110101 11111110 1110111 11101011 1110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 255
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • 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; an', i are repeated.

    The author used the same word it's at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of A Summer Pastoral;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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