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

How large that thrush looks on the bare thorn-tree!
A swarm of such, three little months ago, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbXXccadeeddX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111110111 0101110101 1100011111 1101101100 0111110110 01111101011 11011010101 0101011111 0101000111 1011011111 1101010001 1111010101 1111100101 110100101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 656
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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