Analysis of Dreams of Autumn

Paul Bewsher 1894 – 1966

When through the heat of some long afternoon
In blazing August, on the grass I lie,
And watch the white clouds move across the sky,
On whose azure is faintly etched the moon,
That, when the evening deepens, will be soon
The brightest figure of those hosts on high,
My heart is discontented, and I sigh,
For Autumn and its vapours; till I swoon

Upon the vision of October days
In dreaming London, when each mighty tree
Sheds daily more brown showers through the haze,
Which lends each street Romance and Mystery -
When pallid silver Sunshine only gleams
On that grey Lovers' City of Sweet Dreams.

Isle of Grain, 1916.

Poetic Form
Metre 110111101 0101010111 0101110101 1110110101 1101010111 0101011111 111010011 110011111 0101010101 0101011101 1101110101 1111010100 110101101 1111010111 111
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 610
Words 113
Sentences 3
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 8, 6, 1
Lines Amount 15
Letters per line (avg) 33
Words per line (avg) 7
Letters per stanza (avg) 163
Words per stanza (avg) 37
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Paul Bewsher

Born in England in 1894 Paul Bewsher first served during World War 1 in the Royal Naval Air Service from 1915 - 1918, he was shot down once during this period of service. He then moved into the Royal Air force from 1918 until 1919. He was awarded the Distinguished Sevices Cross. My poems (3)Titles list. more…

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