This is an analysis of the poem Open Water! that begins with:

Open water, open water!
All the weary winter's yearning...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abbcc Adddd AXaee AbbffXAaabb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 10101010 10101010 10101010 101011010 10101010 10111010 10101010 111011000 10101110 10101010 11001000 10101010 10111010 11111010 10101010 10101010 10111110 10101110 10101010 10101010 100111010 10101010 10101010 10111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 159
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Open Water!;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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