This is an analysis of the poem Storm Windows that begins with:

People are putting up storm windows now,
Or were, this morning, until the heavy rain ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcdXccdeabXffbce
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011011101 10010010101 1011110111 1111010101 1101101011 1101110101 0101111101 1101101001 01011011011 1101011111 10111110101 1001111001 1001010100 01010011010 0101010100 1101010101 0100010001 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 799
  • Average number of words per stanza: 140
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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