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

In drooping leaves of the plane
Hangs blue the early heat;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba cdXd efcf bgcgXefef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101001 110101 1001001 110101 11001010 1010010010 101111011 1001010 1101011 1111001 0110111 10111001 1011011 1010100 101101110 0100111 0111001 1110101 00101010 1100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; and is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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