This is an analysis of the poem Budding-Time Too Brief that begins with:

O LITTLE buds, break not so fast!
The spring's but new. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbbaXb cdddccd efffeefXfcccffc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111 0111 01010101 1101 11111101 10110100 1101 00110001 0111 01010101 1110 10111101 11001111 1101 01110111 0101 11001111 1111 11010101 11010101 1101 11011101 1101 11111101 1101 01111101 01110001 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 217
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of Budding-Time Too Brief;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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