This is an analysis of the poem To The Spring that begins with:

Welcome, gentle Stripling,
Nature's darling thou!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCBXdeded edXeaeABCB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010 10101 01101010 010101 1111100 100111 0101011 100111 110110 01101 1101010 1010111 101010010 111101 1101010 1111001 101010 10101 01101010 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 311
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • 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:

    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; maiden is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of To The Spring;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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