This is an analysis of the poem Like The Sweet Apple that begins with:

Like the sweet apple that reddens
At end of the bough--...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaXaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110110 11001 11001 11010010 01011 11010100 100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 183
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 7
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Like The Sweet Apple;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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