This is an analysis of the poem A Windy June that begins with:

The wind has shaken the lilac trees,
And scattered their purple bloom,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaaab caccXa deaabe Xfddcf gbhhgb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011100111 1101101 011010101 1101001100 011100101 1100101 011110101 1101001 111101101 010110101 111111101 1101101 011100101 11011001 011111101 111101111 110101111 0101111 011100101 0101101 010100101 1101101111 010100101 1100111 011100101 1111111 111101111 0101010101 110111110 1100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 223
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; their is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is 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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