This is an analysis of the poem May Evening that begins with:

So late the rustling shower was heard;
Yet now the aëry west is still.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd eaeabfbf gagahaha
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101011 11010101 01111101 11100111 10010101 10011101 11110101 01010111 10110101 10010101 110101001 100010111 111100101 110111001 011100101 01011111 01011101 11000101 11110111 11010001 10110101 101100101 01110111 00111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 283
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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 May Evening;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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