This is an analysis of the poem The Wind Of March that begins with:

Up from the sea, the wild north wind is blowing
Under the sky's gray arch;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd aeae adad Xfcf aaaa gcgc hXhXXaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 10010111010 100111 10110101110 000101 01010101010 010101 10110101010 110101 10010101010 011101 01110101010 0101001 00110101010 110001 10010101010 010111 01110011110 0100111 11111101110 001101 010101111100 0101001 010111010100 010111 10010111010 010101 11010100110 110101 10111001110 1101001 110010100010 1101001 11111111010 110100 111001001010 0100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 146
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, of 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 The Wind Of March;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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