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

Gold days give way to sudden rain,
But what, I ask, of that?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcbccB dcdcebeeB fgfghbhhB gigihbhhB jkjkkbkkb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110101 111101 11111101 111101 11011101 011111 11110101 01011101 010111 11010101 110101 011101001 110101 11110111 111101 101110111 00010101 010111 011011101 0110101 01110101 110101 11110111 010101 11010101 11000101 010111 11111101 111100 11011101 001100 1110101 110011 11100001 011100100 010111 11011111 010101 11001100 1111001 11010101 111111 01001101 11111101 0100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 274
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 49
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, i are repeated.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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