This is an analysis of the poem New Year that begins with:

IN the coming year enfolded
Bright and sad hours lie, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa baca ddbd XcXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00101100 111101 10111110 10111 0010101100 11100 11101010 10101 111110110 10101 11111110 11101 11110110 01101 11111110 11101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 118
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 New Year;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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