This is an analysis of the poem Why The Spring Is Late that begins with:

To Miss Eva Russell.
The spring time is deaf to our pleading,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXcadXd cXbefede Xcgcdcfcgdgd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,8,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011010 0011010110 01111110 0111111000 11111101 111010010 011001101 111111010 01101011 011111011 0100110110 111010110 11011011 110111110 01111011 110111111 01111001 011110110 01001101 010110010 01111001 110010111 11011001 110110010 1110001101 111110010 01101011 110110010 11101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 343
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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