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

Soft-littered is the new-year's lambing fold,
And in the hollowed haystack at its side ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaaaaa baabba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1100011101 1001011101 01011111001 101010011011 01111011101 1110011101 10011010101 1011111101 11010101010 1101010111 1111101111 1101111110 100110110010 1111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 343
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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