This is an analysis of the poem Be Off, Swallow that begins with:

Farewell, for spring has come,
Be off, swallow, on your flight,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabcacbcabac XabXXdXbXXbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110111 0110111 0100101 1010111 0100100111 1011101 01110 00111111 1101010 1111100 0110111 111101 111101110 10111111 011010101 0010110111 1011001 1010011 110111000100 00111 110101 111101 01100101 010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 756
  • Average number of words per stanza: 144
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

  • summary of Be Off, Swallow;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!