This is an analysis of the poem Nimrod In September that begins with:

When half the drowsy world’s a-bed
And misty morning rises red, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcbcdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010101 11010101 0100011101 11010101001 01010010111 0101110101 011011111 11000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 301
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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