This is an analysis of the poem The Tendril’s Faith that begins with:

Under the snow in the dark and the cold,
A pale little sprout was humming; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd ebeb fcfc agag aXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001001101 01101110 100110101 0010011010 1101110101 10111010 11101011101 11101010 1100111001 01101110 1101111111 11101110 11101101 111011 1101111101 10111011 0101111101 01011010 1110101101 1011110010 111110101 01001100 110010101 010010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 159
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; i, know, and are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of The Tendril’s Faith;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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