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

At any other time of year
It might have passed, but Spring is queer.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXcccc ddXdee ffgghhhX dXidee jjhhkkbb ddedee aXiiXXff ddXdii iXkkhhll ddXdkk XXeehhhX ddjdXX aXffffXf dXidff mmbbeeXX ddfdXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 011110101 1110101 1010111 1101111 1110101 1111111 1111101 010101011010101 11010111111101 1111101011101110 111010100010111 11010101110101 11110011111001 1010111 1011101 1011011 1010101 1111111 1000101 1110101 1011111 01011011010101 101111100110100 1111101000101010 111110101011101 111010101011101 111011101010011 1011101 1010111 1110111 1010001 1111111 1111101 1000111 1111111 01011011011111 1111111001110101 1011111010101110 101111110010101 111011101110111 111111001110110 1011111 1111101 1111001 10111101 1010101 1111101 1010101 1010101 01011011011101 101101000010101 1110111011101100 11111011111111 101000101011101 111110101010111 1110101 10111001 1110101 1110101 0011111 1110101 1110101 1010111 01011011110101 0011101011101001 1010111010111100 101111111111101 101011101110111 111011101010101 1010101 1011111 1111111 1110101 1101111 1010011 1110101 10111111 01011011010101 11010101110101 1110101011101010 10111111010101 001110101011111 1010111101110110 1111111 1010101 1111111 0011111 1011101 10011101 1111101 1111111 0101010011011001 1011101111100 1110111010101110 111011100011111 111011101111111 100110100110101 1010111 1111101 1010101 1111111 1010101 1111101 11101111 11101010 1001111110101 111011101110101 1111111011111010 101110101111101 111111111110111 111111111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 321
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 127
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; says, spring, an', i, ', as, for are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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