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

The year has changed his mantle cold
Of wind, of rain, of bitter air; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abababAabXaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110101 01010101 11110101 01011101 11110111 11011101 01110101 11110101 010101001 010111001 01110101 01110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 434
  • Average number of words per stanza: 81
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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