This is an analysis of the poem Before Christmas Eve that begins with:

Just because a bit of snow is falling.
Doesn't mean you'll get a gift for Christmas....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCBD effe bgbX XGHB ABCBD XGHB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,4,4,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101010 1011101110 11100010 10100 01101 1011100 111100110 1101010 101111 110011111 11001101 010101 10011 0010101000 111 000101 1101111 1010101010 1011101110 11100010 10100 01101 0010101000 111 000101 1101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 135
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 Before Christmas Eve;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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