This is an analysis of the poem Carnival Time that begins with:

Now is the season of Carnival.
Who's for the sunlit course?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbbXaX adedcfef acecdedX aedegege
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 100100100 110111 110101001 101101001 11011101 101111 110010100 100101 000100100 10100101 01011111 111101 11011101 1100101 1010011111 1011101 111010100 101111 10101001000 011111 11010101 10100101 111110111 111111 11010100 110101 11111101 011111 110100111 1100101 010101011 001001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 277
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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.

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words who's, who, and are repeated.

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