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

Lord: it is time. The summer was immense.
Lay your shadow on the sundials...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXb Xbac cXdXbcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1001010101 11111010 11101001 1011001 10010111001 10010011 0110000101 01011110111 101 01000110011101 1 01111110 1100101111 100101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 162
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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