This is an analysis of the poem Solstice Song that begins with:

Our sun has now grown cold,
we are in winter's hold...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabccccb ddbccccb ccebbbbe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 110101 01110 110101 1111 1111 110101 1101010101110 010111 100101 01010 010101 1111 1111 110001 1101010111110 011101 110101 11110 110011 1001 1001 1101001 1111010111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 221
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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