This is an analysis of the poem Rapids that begins with:

Fall's leaves are redder than
spring's flowers, have no pollen, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcdaXecbde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101 1101110 110011101 1011101 1111 1101111 111011111 11110011 0110100 0101010011 0101011 0111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 382
  • Average number of words per stanza: 73
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Rapids;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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