This is an analysis of the poem A Glee For Winter that begins with:

HENCE, rude Winter! crabbed old fellow,
Never merry, never mellow! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbbdd aabbeeffdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101110 10101010 1010111 1011101 1010111 1011101 1011111 1111101 11101010 10111010 10101110 1111111110 1111101 1111101 1011101 1011101 1011111 10111101 11111010 11101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 348
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

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