This is an analysis of the poem The Month of June: 13 1/2 that begins with:

As our daughter approaches graduation and
puberty at the same time, at her...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbcXaaaddefacXdbfdbedaXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001010101 100101110 1101001001 10101101110 1110111 0101111110 100100100101 1001010101 10101101 11110 01010110 11001111111 11101010 1111111011 101010101110 100010010110011 011010101010 11001110100 10101110 1101110 1111010010 1111 010101001010 0101111 11011101011 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1056
  • Average number of words per stanza: 191
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, grade are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines and, the are repeated).

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