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

Liza, go steep your long white hands
In the cool waters of that spring ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd aeae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 10111111 001100101 11011101 010001101 10111101 01111101 110010101 11011101 11110111 11111111 01010111 10110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 142
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 Spring Pastoral;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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