This is an analysis of the poem AUTUMN (November) that begins with:

There is a wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabba aacca aadda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 10011011 111111 1111 11001 111011 111111 111111 11001 0101 111111 111111 111111 11001 11001 10111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word nought is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word was at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of AUTUMN (November);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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