This is an analysis of the poem A Song Of Summer Days that begins with:

As pearls slip off a silken string and fall into the sea,
These rounded summer days fall back into eternity....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab ba cc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101110001 11010111000100 00010111000100 11011111110001 11111111111101 11110101110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 117
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 58 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; into is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of A Song Of Summer Days;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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