This is an analysis of the poem Perpetual Winter Never Known that begins with:

When the light falls on winter evenings
And the river makes no sound in its passing...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcdXaed Xbeaaedec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111010 10101110010 01010101101 1001101011 111010101010 10011100101 11110101010 11010111111 1111010001 01110101010 11011111 1101011111 11010010110 110101001010 111101001101 1010010101 100111111 101010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 386
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; its, not are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Perpetual Winter Never Known;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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