This is an analysis of the poem Where Does The Winter Go? that begins with:

There goes the Winter, sulkily slinking
Somewhere behind the trees on the hill....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabbcddcefefgghiihhjhjjjekkXhkhkkkhhhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 40,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010010 110101101 11010010110 010101001 11101 00111 111011001011 11101 11111 11100101011 011001001010 110100101 11111001110 1101110111 01101 10101 11111011110 11101 01101 111011010 1111001110 110101101 11011010110 10111011 1111 00111 01101101010 101011 01111 10111110101100 1101011110 11100100101 10100111010 1100101111 11111 11101 1111111110 11101 110001 1101001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1386
  • Average number of words per stanza: 266
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, and, his, i are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Where Does The Winter Go?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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