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

SNOW took us away from the smoke valleys into white mountains, we saw velvet blue cows eating a vermillion grass and they gave us a pink milk.

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X a a aX X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,2,1,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11101001100011011101110001011111011 1101100110110111001010 1110101001111101000011011100110101 1111111111101 110101011111011001 0011111111101101001111111110111 011110111111101110011101101101110111100100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 837
  • Average number of words per stanza: 159
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 69 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 14
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; into, cry, no, more, and are repeated.

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

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

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