This is an analysis of the poem Winternag that begins with:

Winternag
O koud is die windjie...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100 11011 11 110111 11 1111101110 01101011 11011 10011 011011 1101 11011 1110111 111111 01110 0110111 111011 110101 11011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 210
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; en, die are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words en, in are repeated.

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

  • summary of Winternag;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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