This is an analysis of the poem Black Spring! Pick Up Your Pen, And Weeping... that begins with:

Black spring! Pick up your pen, and weeping,
Of February, in sobs and ink, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXba aXcc cdad cXbc XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011111110 010100111 110101010 010001001 110111110 01010111 011101010 11011111 111110010 01010111 000101010 11000111 010101010 01010101 101100010 10110101 010010 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 638
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 177 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in is repeated.

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