Analysis of Autumn's gay dance.

Autumns gay dance.

Autumn leaves dance gaily around,
they swirl in haze, towards the ground.
Auburns, golds, russets too,
offering different shapes, differing hues.

The wind picks up and blows the trees,
the foliage is carried from canopies.
Fine English Oak and Beeches shed all to the land.
Maples and Sycamores, add to the "dance".

Falling, falling, with the season's formation,
picking up speed , they collect for soil fermentation.
Witnessing the act brings happiness, delight.
But it can also be a sobering, somber sight.
Winter will at last, be on it's way.
The cold, icy blast, will freeze leaves, well away...

Poetic Form Tetractys  (20%)
Metre 111 10111001 11010101 11101 10010011001 01110101 01011011 11010111101 10011101 10101010010 101110111010 10001110001 1111010100101 101111111 01101111101
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 622
Words 118
Sentences 11
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 6
Lines Amount 15
Letters per line (avg) 32
Words per line (avg) 7
Letters per stanza (avg) 121
Words per stanza (avg) 26

About this poem

My observances of Autumn a lovely season full of mellow tints and late summer fruits.It can be a mild time but also a cold time, prelude to Winter.

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Submitted by ljsanders on September 21, 2022

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Laura Sanders

I live in Dorset in the U.K.I am inspired by nature and the countryside, especially the seasons, and the weather.I write about all sorts of topics and my poems are usually rhyming, haiku or free verse. more…

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