This is an analysis of the poem Perennial Calendar (Excerpt) that begins with:

If now the sun extends his cheering beam,
And all the landscape casts a golden gleam... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeddXfffggddffddaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101010101 1101110101 1001111101 1111110111 11010101001 0101011101 1111011101 1111110001 11110100101 1101010101 1011010101 1011010101 01000101000 1101110101 1101010101 11100100101 1101010111 11011001001 110101001001 1101010101 1111010101 110010101001 11010010101 1101010101 0101010101 0101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1149
  • Average number of words per stanza: 196
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, a are repeated.

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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