This is an analysis of the poem Paris In Spring that begins with:

The city's all a-shining
Beneath a fickle sun, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abababCb abXbXbCb XbXXabcb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101010 010101 0111010 0101001 10111110 110111 1010010 1011110 11010100 0010101 11010111 111101 101010011 1011001 1010010 1011101 01100101 110101 11111111 1101010 1101110 010101 1010010 1011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 245
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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.

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  • summary of Paris In Spring;
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