This is an analysis of the poem Leaves Compared With Flowers that begins with:

A tree's leaves may be ever so good,
So may its bar, so may its wood;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eeff ddgg hhaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011101010 11011101 10111011001 0100111011 111011111 10011111 1111111 11110101 11011111 11111111 10111111 110110111 11111101 10101011 10110101 11111011 111111 010111001 10111101 1111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; so, may, its, have, leaves, and are repeated.

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

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