This is an analysis of the poem The Kiss that begins with:

The snow is white on wood and wold,
The wind is in the firs,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd efefgege Xcbceded
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011111 010001 11110001 110101 10011111 111111 101010101 110111 01110111 101101 11111111 111111 10010100 010111 11010101 1101011 10111101 010011 11011011 0100101 11111101 011101 11111011 0101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 252
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 The Kiss;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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